Links

An article on the BBC website about how burning coal is affecting the Arctic.

Airfield Farm near Cousland, Midlothian – information on the proposed open cast site from the village of Cousland. More detailed plans at Scottish Coal’s website.

British Wind Energy Association

CONCH – Communities Opposed to New Coal at Hunterston – formed in summer 2009, this active group are opposing the Hunterston plans for new coal and questioning the legality of Hunterston’s last-minute inclusion in the National Planning Framework. 

Climate Camp 2008 was held at Kingsnorth in Kent – where people are opposing a proposal for a new coal-fired power station.

Comment on coal and climate camp from George Monbiot.

Coal Action Scotland – a collective which works to challenge the advancement of coal as an energy source. Very active against opencast coal mining – see also Mainshill Camp and new health study on the effects of opencast coal mining.

Coal Action Glasgow is a recently set up group, meeting regularly in Glasgow (no website yet). Anyone interested in coming along should contact coalactionglasgow@riseup.net for more information.

The Coal Hole – part of a national campaign against new coal, focusing on the Ffos-y-fran open cast mine near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Well written, media-savvy and very informative.

Douglas Community Council is opposing Scottish Coal’s Mainshill opencast proposal (Technical Summary here).

The Energy Saving Trust

Friends of the Earth Scotland

Friends of the Earth UK

Greenpeace UK

A Greenpeace podcast about the Kingsnorth Six – their story in their own words.

Kingsnorth Climate Action Medway – a group of local campaigners working to stop the construction of a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent. Site includes a 15-minute film on Kingsnorth, narrated by Rob Newman.

Leave it in the Ground – the campaign against an open cast mine in Derbyshire. Planning permission was granted to this site in 2007, despite an active campaign to oppose it and direct action methods are now being used to stop the site from being mined.

Nottinghamshire Against New Coal (NANC) oppose the opening of all new opencast mines, their extensions and coal-fired power stations in Nottinghamshire. They believe that climate change is a threat that is not being taken seriously by government. They support the diversification of our energy sources, including the use of renewable energy.

No New Coal – a site created by World Development Movement and dedicated to stopping a new round of coal-fired power stations in the UK.

PANiC Stations – an umbrella group for those campaigns against a new Coal Fired Power Station at Blyth / Cambois.

PEDAL is working to create a vibrant sustainable Portobello (just outside Edinburgh) which can help combat climate change by reducing fossil fuel use through re-localising. While this group is not campaigning against coal as such, they are working on solutions to climate change and we think a bit of positive action is no bad thing!

SEAD – Scottish Eduction & Action for Development. Challenging the causes of poverty, social injustice and environmental degradation.

SeaGen is the world’s first commercial scale tidal stream turbine, installed in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, which has for the first time generated at its maximum capacity of 1.2MW. This is the highest power so far produced by a tidal stream system anywhere in the world.

SOCO – Shipley Open Cast Opposition (Derbyshire)

Stop Climate Chaos – a broad group of organisations taking action on climate change. Up here, it’s Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Telford Against New Coal

Yorkshire Against New Coal

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