Actions against Aberthaw
August 3, 2017

Aberthaw power station has been the dirtiest UK power station, killing 400 people a year with its toxic fumes. Coal Action Network, Bristol Rising Tide, Reclaim the Power and United Valley’s Action Group began a series of actions to close Aberthaw power station in December 2016. This follows work with communities living close to Welsh […]

What happened on Aberthaw beach
January 30, 2017

On Saturday (January 28th) Aberthaw power station stopped vehicle movements on their only access road to the power station. 145 people came to a demonstration on the beach in front of the power station. It was organised by Reclaim the Power, United Valleys Action Group, Bristol Rising Tide and Coal Action Network. People gathered to […]

RWE npower demonstration
January 27, 2017

Activists from Reclaim the Power descended on RWE npower’s Swindon offices on Monday 23rd January, as part of an on-going campaign by Reclaim the Power, Coal Action Network and Bristol Rising Tide, against Aberthaw power station. Banners reading, “RWE kills,” “End Coal Now,” “Aberhaw is choking us” and “Close Aberthaw” perfectly articulated why we were […]

Aberthaw power station’s entrance road was blockaded on Monday 12th December. Activists from Reclaim the Power took the action to highlight the impacts Aberthaw, and all other coal power stations, have on climate change and air pollution. Around 15 people blocked the only entrance with two tripods, tall metal structures which cannot be moved easily […]

May 6, 2016 By  Mathieu Munsch, PhD student in climate change politics (From Fossil Free Strathclyde‘s website. CAN wanted to write something about the action, but feel like this piece is excellent, deserves wide circulation and covers everything we would have said. Excellent work.) It is 4 am and I can’t sleep. A year ago, […]

Reclaim the Power’s ‘Solidarity Sunday’, focussed on solidarity with the local community living next to the existing mine, Ffos-y-fran and the proposed mine site, Nant Llesg and international struggles against the coal industry. It was the second day of the End Coal Now camp by Reclaim the Power. Campers travelled to Fochriw village hall to […]

HUNDREDS SET UP CAMP AHEAD OF MASS ACTION AT UK’S LARGEST COAL MINE Merthyr Tydfil, Wales – Today hundreds of people set up camp to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine – Ffos-y-fran – just days before Wales goes to the polls. As a beautiful dawn broke this morning, activists from Wales and […]

Campaigners cautiously welcome of Aberthaw’s reduced hours announcement Local and national anti-opencast coal activists welcome the news that Aberthaw power station is to restrict its operating hours and reduce its consumption of Welsh coal from April 2017. Aberthaw power station is a massive emitter of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and the EU commission has accused the […]

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Last weekend activists from Reclaim the Power camped at Didcot gas fired power station, Oxfordshire. On Monday (1st June) an amazing 18 places were targetted. This included Action 1: 9.04am – Npower’s debt collection and pre-payment meter office in Leeds blockaded Keith, one of the protesters from Hebden Bridge, said: “We’re here today to highlight […]

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An overview of coal in the UK
May 30, 2015

Interested in an over view of Coal in the UK? Just been at Reclaim the Power? Download our Coal in the UK fact sheet and Biofuel Watch’s White Rose Factsheet. Follow these links to the films related to the sessions Take Back the Land Scottish Coal Action Camp 2012 Wake up call – Gaia Animation […]