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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Sunday 16th October // 5-7pm // Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (17 West Montgomery Place) Julio Cesar Gomez, President of FECODEMIGUA, the Federation of Communities Displaced by Mining in La Guajira is visiting the UK to talk about ongoing resistance to one of the largest open cast coal mines in the world – and one that […]

A Scottish Resources Group  (Scottish Coal) press release last week highlighted the companies intention to float on the London stock market by way of an initial public offer (IPO) to investors. SRG is looking to raise new capital of approximately £25 million to “refinance the acquisition of a surface mine site with reserves of approximately […]

Scotland currently has no legally binding annual reduction targets for CO2 emissions. Remember the 3% annual reduction targets in the Climate Change Act? Well the best the SNP could offer was 0.5% over the next two years, and not even that was agreed to. At last this farce has been exposed for what it is! […]


For all the greenwash and propaganda of Dong, Peel and ‘Ayrshire Power Limited’, the proposed new 1.6 GW coal-fired power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire is still a shocking example of dirty development, imposed on communities that really don’t want it. But CONCH (Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston) is fighting back, challenging […]

Below is the latest campaign update from Communities Opposed to Hunterston Coal Power Station. To download a copy of the newsletter, click here. Campaign against Hunterston Coal Station Gathers Pace At the end of July over 100 people packed a church Hall in Largs to express their anger and opposition to controversial proposals to build […]

A public meeting to launch a community campaign against the proposed Hunterston Coal Fired Power Station in North Ayrshire near Largs will happen on Monday 27th July, 7.30pm in the Clark Memorial Church Hall, Bath Street, Largs. report


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