No New Coal

November 3, 2008

Coal seems to be on my mind as I posted the following on It’s Getting Hot In Here earlier in the week. As I mentioned before, it’s the global youth climate movement blog with thousands of readers everyday!

Find it on the website here, or continue reading!

Hundreds of young people are leading a new wave of climate change campaigning against the proposal to build eight new dirty coal fired power stations in the UK.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, our government and the energy giant E.On, are hoping to build power stations which would emit more carbon per annum than countries the size of Cameroon.

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition brings together the largest environmental, development and even faith organisations, representing over four million people, to unite their opposition to one of the most baffling government policies in recent years.

We all know coal is the dirtiest form of power generation, and with our own Chancellor saying CCS technology may never become available, the claim that this will be ‘clean coal’ is simply not true.

If we as a nation truly want to lead the world in combating climate change, as our ground-breaking legislation proposes, we cannot afford to carry on with this out-dated form of energy production.

These new coal fired power plants are dangerous, extremely expensive and totally unnecessary.

Join us in telling E.On and the government that we need No New Coal.

The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition Board with Kingsnorth in the distance.


2 Responses to “No New Coal”

  1. sfokc6125 said

    If you are in the coal mining bizz then vote McCain because Obama has you in his sights to shut you down. PA needs to remember what happened when the steel plant shut down. How many ghost town will Obamas make. If it wasnt for company’s like Phoenix Glass that part of PA would have gone out . You dont kill jobs ,You dont raise taxes and spend more on a weak dollar. YOU CUT TAXES YOU SPEND LESS AND YOU KEEP AMERICANS WORKING.

    When he shuts them down not just the states the mines are in will suffer great economic collapse but the state surrounding them. WAKE UP Ohio, Pennsylvania. Wake UP Virgina . WAKE UP AMERICA. The on change he is selling is control .

  2. cterkuile said

    wow.. is that the voice of desperation?

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