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This morning Broken Cross opencast site in the Douglas Valley was blockaded for an hour and a half before Scottish Coal workers lifted three people in heavy concrete lock-ons out of the road, all overseen by Inspector Whip (photographed) of Strathclyde Police. This isn’t the first time that Inspector Whip has hurt people by lifting […]

Yesterday evening Ayrshire Power withdrew their plans for a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston on Scotland’s west coast – a great victory against new coal. They are also withdrawing from the current CCS demonstration project funding competitions, and the Public Local Inquiry set to take place this Autumn for the plans will also not […]

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An article in yesterdays Herold Scotland claims that behind the scenes lobbying by the coal industry could allow the controversial coal fired power plant at Hunterston to wreck the Scottish Government’s emissions targets in a single development. The power station, proposed by Ayrshire Power (Peel Holdings) has seen massive levels of opposition in Scotland with […]

A few years ago a massive new coal-fired power station construction programme was announced, involving 7 new ones and the first to be built in the UK for 30 years. Since then, not a single one has gone ahead, with some like Kingsnorth in Kent being put on hold indefinitely, the replacement of Cockenzie in […]

CONCH NEWS ALERT : North Ayrshire Council Say NO At a meeting on Wednesday, lasting less than 90 minutes, North Ayrshire Councillors voted unanimously to object to Ayrshire Power’s plans for a dirty coal-station at Hunterston. Citing concerns over health, environment and climate change the councillors were also critical of major gaps in information provided […]

Under the somewhat unlikely title of “Government reaffirms commitment to CCS”, the Department of Energy and Climate Change finally had to admit in their press release that they’re stopping funding for the Longannet Carbon Capture pilot project. Reading between the lines, what is clear is that the £1 billion set aside for CCS at Longannet […]

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Scotland’s 3 coal-fired power stations – one online (Longannet), one ready to be decommissioned (Cockenzie) and one in the pipe-line (Hunterston) are all making headlines, for very different, and all the wrong reasons. This week campaigners lost a legal challenge against the proposed and hugely unpopular Hunterston coal-fired power station, ScottishPower announced that their flagship […]

It was revealed last week that the application submitted to the Energy Consents Unit by Ayrshire Power (100% Peel owned) for a new coal-fired power station on Scotland’s West Coast, is riddled with errors mostly to do with its estimated captured carbon emissions and imports to the Clydeport coal terminal (also owned by Peel). With […]

Just days after the announcement that E.ON has shelved its plans for a new power station at Kingsnorth, Dong Energy, Denmark’s national energy company, has pulled out of its joint venture with Peel Energy Ayrshire Power Limited, of which it owned 50%.

A year ago a letter to the New Scientist made an extremely good point: that the coal mining process itself causes greenhouse gas emissions on a much larger scale than burning the coal in a power station does, a fact never taken into account by ministers and corporate heads when they spout their ‘clean coal’ […]

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