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The Best Insurance? Ditch Coal!
15th November 2017

Today members of Coal Action Network joined Unfriend Coal and Divest London at the headquarters of international insurance companies AIG and Lloyds to demand bolder action to move away from coal. Most major insurance companies underwrite various stages of the coal supply-chain, including open-cast coal mines. Anton Lementuev, a resident in the Kuzbass coal-mining region […]

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Today protests are taking place across Russia, including in the coal producing Kuzbass region, in criticism of the devastating social and environmental violence wrought by the coal mining industry. The protesters include members of the Shor indigenous community whose lands and ways of life are being destroyed by opencast coal mining in the region. The […]

The end of opencast coal mining creeps closer
22nd September 2017

The tide has certainly turned against opencast coal mining in the UK. Since 2010 the number of active coal mines is down from 31 to just 9 with more expected to stop selling coal soon.1 The only new opencast coal mine expected to be started this year, Field House in County Durham is in troubled […]

May confirms UK coal phase-out
18th September 2017

Today (18th September 2017) Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will stop using coal for electricity generation by 2025. In a speech delivered in Canada she said, “[W]e have confirmed our joint commitment to supporting the global transition away from a reliance on coal as an energy source. Once again, the UK […]

Canaries Shut the Mine – Bristol Benefit Gig
11th September 2017

Bristol Rising Tide Presents: Canaries Shut the Mine Friday 22nd September 7pm £5 Featuring: Solana – Polyrhythmic folk world music. The Globo Collective – psychedelic good vibes fusion. Otherstory Puppetry – Roots of Resistance live animation show celebrating 20 years of environmental direct action with Earth First! Cocktails, local cider from Barley Wood Orchard, snacks […]

Actions against Aberthaw
3rd August 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 […]

Biofuelwatch, Coal Action Network and Reclaim the Power present an Energy Symposium Camp of New Hope, Preston New Road 11am – 6pm Sunday July 16th. PR4 3PH Drop in for an hour or come for the day. If you’ve ever been confused by our energy system, the range of unsatisfactory options currently available and how […]

Activists from the UK joined others from across Europe last weekend (24th June) to participate in ‘CODE ROOD’ (Code Red) the first announced mass civil disobedience action for the climate in the Netherlands. Over 350 participants in CODE RED and blocked one of the two coal terminals in the harbour for the day. The terminal […]

Druridge Bay inquiry closes
23rd June 2017

Wednesday 21st June saw the end of a three week public inquiry into the fate of Druridge Bay. Save Druridge, the local opposition group and Friends of the Earth showed why this area’s value is far greater than 3 million tonnes of coal. Local people spoke from their heart of the tranquility of the beaches, […]

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