Welsh Coal Industry Changes
July 9, 2016

This year there have been a number of changes in relation to coal mining and burning in Wales. Power stations Aberthaw, Wales’ biggest coal fired power station has said it will operate on reduced hours from April 2017. The power station is currently central to a legal case being heard by the Court of Justice […]

Campaigners cautiously welcome of Aberthaw’s reduced hours announcement Local and national anti-opencast coal activists welcome the news that Aberthaw power station is to restrict its operating hours and reduce its consumption of Welsh coal from April 2017. Aberthaw power station is a massive emitter of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and the EU commission has accused the […]

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 […]


Last weekend activists from Reclaim the Power camped at Didcot gas fired power station, Oxfordshire. On Monday (1st June) an amazing 18 places were targetted. This included Action 1: 9.04am – Npower’s debt collection and pre-payment meter office in Leeds blockaded Keith, one of the protesters from Hebden Bridge, said: “We’re here today to highlight […]


On 26th April freight trains filled with coal dug from the Ffos-y-Fran open cast coal mine were stopped in their tracks by a determined group of campaigners. Here’s their action report: A group of individuals who met through the Rising Tide network and were inspired to take direct action against the route causes of climate […]