Stop Climate Chaos


Topic “Coal”

Quit dirty coal

It’s time to end our reliance on dirty coal power, and instead boost the UK’s renewable energy supply to help build a green economy and create new jobs.

Burning coal has contributed 50 per cent of the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today*. We must stop emissions from coal urgently if we are to keep global warming below 2 degrees C.

'No New Coal without CCS' Says Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has announced the Government’s long-awaited response to its ‘clean coal’ consultation. In it he announced that ‘no new coal-fired power stations would be built without carbon capture and storage (CCS)’, and that all such stations should have full CCS by 2025.

Ed Miliband's energy policy leaves UK's credibility at Copenhagen in tatters

In response to Ed Miliband's energy statement to parliament today, the World Development Movement reacted with disappointment and argued that the UK's credibility at Copenhagen has been 'shattered'.

It’s coal, not nuclear, that is the important issue today

With Kingsnorth on hold, what future for coal in the UK?

National policy statements sound cool. They sound like they might actually sort stuff out. Instead of scrabbling around doing little bits of policy here and there, like some sort of policy tapas, a NPS means you're going for the policy hog roast - go on, have a big national slab of policy sir, there you go.

Dump dirty coal and generate clean energy vision

In its National Policy Statements on energy - published today - the Government fails to make it clear how we could rule out dirty coal for good.

Bad week for coal topped off by new low-carbon Britain plan

Ed Miliband receives some light reading material

As if using a large fluorescent pen to
highlight the reason why our volunteers were sitting up on top of the Palace of Westminster,
on Monday the Climate Change Committee (CCC) released its first annual report on
the government's progress in meeting its own emissions targets.

St Andrews students protest careers talk

St Andrews P&Pers have protested at an RBS careers talk, highlighting the link between RBS and fossil fuels. The protest comes on the back of demonsrations across the country.

DONG-gone! - good news for the environment

Danish firm confirms withdrawal from controversial coal scheme

E.ON have shelved Kingsnorth plans

E.ON has shelved its plans for a new dirty coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth! Marking a huge campaign victory for all of us in the coalition, and beyond, news came through last night that the energy company is delaying a decision on Kingsnorth for three years!

Your sustained campaigning has undoubtedly had a big impact on this decision. It just goes to show that campaigning works.

The Anti-Coal Vigil*

The public consultation on Kingsnorth closes on Wednesday the 9th of September. Ed Miliband will be making a final decision on the future of coal power in the UK.

To remind Ed how we all feel about unabated coal power we are planning an evening vigil outside Ed's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

At 4.30pm on Monday 14th September, we'll be gathering outside the DECC building in London. The demonstration will feature supporters from across the coalition, representing the wide range of public opposition to climate-wrecking dirty coal power.

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