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The Communities in Resistance event was a great success. People from CAAOC [Communities Against Airfield Opencast Coal], CONCH [Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston], and people still fighting new coal in the Douglas Valley all gathered together to share skills and information and strengthen links. It was a pretty full on day, starting at […]

CONCH: Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston PRESS RELEASE – for immediate use In June Ayrshire Power are expected to officially submit their planning application to build a new coal power station. They will be seeking clearance from the Scottish Government to build a coal station which would import and then burn at least […]

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Scotland imports 75% of the coal burned in its coal-fired power stations, mostly from Colombia, Russia and South Africa. At Hunterston, the UK’s largest coal port on Scotland’s West Coast, huge 200 mega tonne tankers transport coal from Colombia’s open cast mines to the Clydeport facility. If Ayrshire Power and Peel get their way, soon […]

With a take-over bid for the UK’s largest coal mining company, the finance behind soon-to-be applied for Hunterston coal-fired power station and control of Scotland’s coal ports, Peel is consolidating its position as a major financier of new coal.

December Newsletter Out Now!

It’s six months on at the Solidarity Camp – actions, articles and new info from South Lanarkshire, and updates from campaigns against new coal at Hunterston and Cousland. Download it here. marketing

Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston (CONCH) are resisting plans by Peel Energy to build a new 1.6GW coal-fired power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire – see http://www.conchcampaign.org/. Here’s their latest campaign update: guidelines

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