Coal round-up February 2020
14th February 2020

In 2018, 11.95 million tonnes of coal were consumed by UK power stations and industry.[1] In the year from the end of January 2019 to the beginning of February 2020 coal supplied the UK’s electricity grid with 5.5 Terawatt hours, amounting to 2.1% of electricity produced.[2] Opencast coal In September 2018 there are 10 operating […]

Guest Author: June Davison from Campaign to Protect Pont Valley On Saturday 13 July we paid our second visit to the Durham Miner’s Gala. Again, the weather was good to us, at least in the morning. On route to the field we boogied to crazy 70s and 80s favourites performed by Brandon’s brass band. As […]

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, has failed to deliver with a decision regarding the future of two places in the North East of England affected by Banks Groups opencast coal extractions. A decision was promised to the community trying to stop an opencast at Druridge Bay (Highthorn) on the […]

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