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At 4:30am this morning the Ravenstruther Coal Terminal in South Lanarkshire was shut down with two people attached to a massive concrete barrel lock-on, closing the site to any coal lorry traffic, and the buldozer loading coal onto the sites conveyor was occupied. The action closed the site for 8 hours, and it took specialist […]


The plan for a new coal fired powerstation at Hunterston is looking less likely as Scottish ministers have recently withdrawn their backing for the proposal.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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]


The search for the final miners caught in a deep mine in Siberia has been called off, as blasts caused 66 deaths. Since then, two more workers are missing in another mine collapse in a neighbouring mine, and the coal mine boss is set to have criminal charges filed against him. The blasts sparked demonstrations […]

East Lothian Councillors voted 12 to 6 to oppose ScottishPower’s plans to upgrade Europe’s dirtiest power station from coal to gas, despite the council’s own environment director recommending an approval. Scottish ministers will make the final decision on the plans after a public inquiry. contact

It’s day three of the occupation of Black Wood, a designated wildlife site and ancient woodland, as campaigners attempt to stop UK Coal from open cast mining 720,000 tonnes of coal from their Blair House site in Fife. The woodland was occupied last Sunday as 25 activists blocked and barricaded the access road using a […]

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.


We wrote about Underground Coal Gassification (UCG) a while ago, but it’s back in the news again, this time with a shiny new company behind it, Clean Coal Ltd. Now, we’ve heard governments, mining companies and power companies say “clean coal” instead of “coal” to make us believe that it’s different just because they’ve changed […]


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