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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


CONCH Campaign Update: Time to Object

Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston, a campaign against a massive 1.6GW power station on the West Coast of Scotland, is busy objecting to new information submitted by Ayrshire Power – plans that have got even bigger and dirtier. They need your help – get involved by objecting, coming to a campaign meeting or […]

Ministers Withdraw Support for Hunterston

The plan for a new coal fired powerstation at Hunterston is looking less likely as Scottish ministers have recently withdrawn their backing for the proposal. In a new policy statement the Scottish Government shows a change of heart from the 2008 National Planning Framework by showing that Scotlands energy needs can be met without the […]


An STUC press statement issued on July 5th outlines their support for plans to build a new coal-fired power station at Hunterson, angering local residents and community-based campaign CONCH. This brings the list of supporters of this power station to two – multi-billion pound Peel (owners of Ayrshire Power) and the STUC. Hunterson coal-fired power […]

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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 […]

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