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New Woodhouse Colliery Unnecessary - Green Alliance

Coal News - Published on Wed, 22 Jan 2020

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A report by environmental think-tank Green Alliance said that plans for new deep coal mining projects in Britain are unnecessary and incompatible with the country's 2050 carbon-neutral target. The report focused on Woodhouse Colliery in the county of Cumbria, in northwest England, which is the first deep coal mine project to be launched in Britain in 40 years. Report authors said “The mine is unnecessary for the local steel industry and would instead hinder the development of low carbon alternatives to conventional steel production. No new high-carbon infrastructure ie mines, airports etc can be built and used if the world is to keep within 1.5 degrees. The UK, if it wants to see itself as a climate leader, needs to have a much firmer line on extraction of fossil fuel."

Local authorities have already approved the mine, which would produce 2.43 million tonnes of coal per year for the steel industry, but other regulators are yet to give the green light.

Britain has committed to move away from coal, with its last coal-fired power stations due to close within five years.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 22 Jan 2020
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