It is time to close Aberthaw power station
April 6, 2016

A new report from Friends of the Earth Cymru outlines exactly why we need to close Aberthaw power station. Download it from here.

Key points include:

  • Aberthaw is the third-largest point source of toxic nitrogen oxides in Europe.
  • Nitrogen oxides are a group of toxic gases that are harmful to ecosystems and human health.
  • Aberthaw pumps out up to 8.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, making it responsible for 17% of Wales’ greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Aberthaw is almost always the main reason cited by developers to justify opencast coal mine planning applications across southern Wales. These mines supply 60-65% of the coal burned at Aberthaw.
  • Aberthaw is a major emitter of mercury.
  • Aberthaw places a net annual cost to society in the UK of £80 million. For Wales, the net annual cost to society of its existence is a shade over £400 million.

Join the Coal Action Network at Reclaim the Power’s End Coal Now camp in South Wales 30th April to 4th May to take action against coal in Wales and fight for a better world.