First new coal mine in England for 30 years granted planning approval

The firm behind the project will extract and process around 2.7 million tonnes of metallurgical coal every year to supply it to the steel industry

Australian coal mine converted to solar farm will help taxpayers save AUD$9m

The facility almost doubled the original revenue forecasts in its first six-month operation

Green light for new coal mine in Cumbria

West Cumbria Mining said the mine would help create around 500 jobs in the area

Old coal mine in Glasgow to host geothermal research lab

It aims to contribute to an understanding of the potential for warm water in disused coal mines to be used for renewable heat

Banks Mining to challenge UK Government’s opencast coal mine decision

Last month, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid refused the Druridge Bay, Highthorn application

Plans for Northumberland opencast coal mine rejected

Banks Mining said it is an “absolutely perverse decision which flies in the face of the recommendation for approval” given by the Planning Inspector

Government delays decision on new UK coal mine plans

The final decision was due to be made today but Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid is still considering the application

Restoration planned for Scottish coal mine

A surface coal mine in Scotland is to be restored with a series of visual and safety improvements. The Spireslack facility in East Ayrshire has been abandoned since its former operator, Scottish Coal, went into administration in early 2013. Approximately 1.2 million tonnes of rock and soil will be re-profiled to get rid of steep […]

Coal protesters ordered to pay £10,000

Five activists have been ordered to pay £10,000 by magistrates in Merthyr Tydfil following a protest at a Welsh coal mine last month. All five protesters from Earth First! and Reclaim the Power pleaded guilty to aggravated trespass for their part in an action which disrupted work at Ffos-y-fran opencast coal mine on 21st April. […]

UK’s last coal mine becomes 5MW solar farm

The site of the last deep coal mine in the UK is set to become a 5MW solar farm. The Harworth Group are to install the renewable plant at the old Kellingley Colliery, the closure of which marked the end of the country’s underground coal mining industry a year ago. The mine was once the […]