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2008-09-22 00:00:26

By Benet Northcote Gordon Brown's decision on whether to approve a new power station will affect the UK's standing on climate change. Benet Northcote reports The Prime Minister has to make one of the most important decisions of his premiership so far. It is not one he can ignore. Once he has made up his mind, he won't be able to go back: there is no room for dithering. If he makes the wrong choice, he will give up the UK's battle against climate change. The decision is whether to...

2008-09-04 00:00:17

By Michael McCarthy Environment Editor THE Nasa scientist who first drew attention to global warming 20 years ago appeared in a British court yesterday as a key witness in support of climate change activists charged with damaging a power station. Professor James Hansen gave evidence at Maidstone Crown Court in the case of six Greenpeace members who scaled a 630ft chimney at the Kingsnorth plant in Hoo, Kent, last October in protest against plans to build new coal-fired units there. The...

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...

2008-08-11 18:00:50

By RAY FARNSWORTH YOUR readers may have learned about the proposal to build a new coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent. It was planned to be a highly efficient plant and much more economic than the old one it would replace. The proposal has been heavily criticised by various environmental groups, pointing out that it will emit large quantities of carbon dioxide and thus contribute to global warming. It has been stated that no further coal fired power stations should be built...

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...

2008-08-04 12:01:17

There will be no need to build new fossil fuel power stations before 2020 if the Government meets European Union targets on delivering renewable power and energy efficiency, a report said yesterday. As ageing conventional power plants are closed down in coming years, reducing the amount of electricity capacity in the UK, concerns have been raised over the "energy gap" that could open up if they are not replaced. But as protesters gather outside Kingsnorth power station in Kent to campaign...

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...

2008-07-11 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...


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