Aberthaw

Green groups unite against Aberthaw power station

Following a recent direct action campaign against Aberthaw coal-fired power station, Europe’s most heavily-polluting utility, campaigners are heading back again this weekend for a major demonstration calling for its closure.

The protest is being backed by Reclaim the Power, United Valleys Action Group, Bristol Rising Tide and the Coal Action Network, which are calling for the government to commit to substantially more ambitious targets on renewable energy… Continue reading

Aberthaw: Dirty coal plant blockaded

Aberthaw coal-fired power station near Barry, South Wales was blockaded today by Reclaim The Power campaigners, who set up tripods on the road leading to the site.

The plant is Europe’s dirtiest, and was fined earlier this year by the European Courts of Justice (ECJ) for breaching emissions limits after it put out more than double allowed levels of nitrogen dioxide fromĀ 2008-11. Nitrogen oxides have been linked to… Continue reading