Druridge Bay safe from opencast coal mining

Beautiful Druridge Bay in Northumberland has been saved from being turned into a massive opencast coal mine. After nearly two years of campaigning by concerned locals and environmental groups, the government has rejected the planning application, unprecedentedly citing climate change as the reason. The planning application was originally approved by Northumberland county council in 2016. … More Druridge Bay safe from opencast coal mining

Powering past coal

Hopes of ending reliance on the dirtiest of all fossil fuels took a major positive step forward this week as an alliance of 19 nations committed to phasing out the use of unabated coal power. The Powering Past Coal Alliance was launched by UK Climate Change Minister Claire Perry, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, … More Powering past coal