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2008-09-02 03:00:24

By Gillman, Susanna The government's inclusion of coal in its energy policy was condemned by environmental campaigners this week in a protest camp at Kingsnorth power station. E.ON's plans for a coalfired plant are awaiting consent from the government, but a DBERR spokeswoman signalled support for coal. "It will not be possible for all capacity we need in a short space of time to be low carbon. Coal will need to be part of the mix," she said. But the campaigners argued that the new plant...

2008-08-28 03:00:42

By Anonymous A third runway at Heathrow is the "preferred candidate" for airport expansion despite its environmental impact, a report has concluded. The York Aviation report for the City of London Corporation maintains that aviation must meet the needs of business travel if London is to remain competitive. It concedes that Heathrow expansion would have the most significant environmental cost compared with the growth of airports such as Stansted. However, it maintains that growth at...

2008-08-11 00:00:29

By James Marriott Podium ThE GREAT gathering of tents that is the Climate Camp is spread across a field midway between the villages of Hoo St Werburgh and High Halstow in north Kent. These two have been farming communities for perhaps 40 generations, but now they are overshadowed by the great hulk of Kingsnorth power station and the electricity pylons that run from it. How was it that the marshes of Hoo - so good for grazing cattle and sheep, so rich in birdlife - were turned into a site...

2008-08-08 00:00:30

By Mark Hughes HE IS the man who has devoted his life to trying to save Britain's coal mining industry. They are the eco-activists that are campaigning to stop the construction of Britain's first coal-fired power station in more than 30 years. But, in his first newspaper interview for more than a decade, Arthur Scargill has revealed himself as an unlikely champion for the protestors vowing to shut down Kingsnorth power station at the Camp forClimate change. Mr Scargill told...

2008-08-05 00:00:15

By Mark Hughes Hundreds of riot police pushed back protesters at the Kingsnorth coal power station climate camp in Kent yesterday, as officers raided the site and made eight arrests. Kent Police seized four men aged between 24 and 45 for public order offences in dawn skirmishes. A 27-year-old man was also arrested for obstructing police and a 40-year-old man was held on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon. Scuffles broke out as shield-carrying officers moved in to surround...

2008-07-31 00:00:34

Home News IN BRIEF *Environmental campaigners have set up a camp against climate change close to Kingsnorth power station in Kent before a week-long protest against plans by E.ON to build Britain's first new coal- fired plant for more than 30 years. Phil Thornhill, from the Campaign against Climate Change, said: "The fight to stop and reverse the expansion of coal-burning around the world needs to start now." (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2008-07-26 18:00:28

THE possibility of "mass direct action" will be discussed today at a conference called by those opposed to expansion at Heathrow Airport. Held at Harlington, west London, close to Heathrow, the conference is being attended by green protesters from the Camp for Climate Action. Local residents, trade unionists and MPs are also expected to attend, with the various groups planning their next step should the Government give the go-ahead later this year to expansion at Heathrow. (c) 2008...

2008-07-11 09:00:00

Green activists are vowing to force their way into one of Britain's biggest power stations next month in what will be the most serious clash yet between the burgeoning climate change protest movement and the authorities. At least 2,000 campaigners from the 2008 Camp for Climate Action are expected to take part in the assault on Kingsnorth power station in Kent, a huge 2,000 megawatt plant that supplies electricity to 1.5 million homes in the South-east. They are protesting at plans by the...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.