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Many of us had been convinced of this anyway, that large NGO’s, many as democratic as an autocracy plus a board of directors, have sold out and are more interested in towing the line than creating real, lasting and substantial change. handbook


As we expected, the ‘next generation’ of ‘clean coal’ power plants have been given the go ahead by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband and the Westminster government. Up to four new plants will be given permission, on the condition that they are equipped for carbon capture and storage. Milliband has once again demonstrated […]


Following the announcement last year that DONG energy, the Danish energy company, wants to build a £3 billion, 1,600 Mega Watt coal-fired power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire on the Scottish West Coast, more information about the project has recently emerged – but it only gets more confusing.

If ScottishPower wins the governments Carbon Capture and Storage competition to set up a 300MW “clean coal” demonstration facility at a re-built Longannet coal fired power station and old North Sea oil fields are used to store the captured CO2, somehow the CO2 will have to be transported from power station to oil field. Enter […]


No, is the short answer. Underground Coal Gassification (UCG), like all other Clean Coal technologies, is a technofix reliant more on suave greenwashing than on tested science. But, with companies such as Thornton New Energy, research bodies, ministers and local councils pushing ahead with it, it needs to be exposed for what it really is: […]


James Hansen, a leading climate expert, recently described Alex Salmond’s green energy policy as a “sham”, highlighting the hypocrisy of a government with the highest CO2 reduction targets, rapidly increasing CO2 emissions from new coal and a blind faith in clean coal technologies.

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