UK Coal

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China’s plan to build more coal-fired plants deals blow to UK’s Cop26 ambitions
Renewed commitment to coal could scupper Britain’s aim to secure global phase-out pact at climate summit

Rob Davies

12, Oct, 2021 @6:32 PM

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'Carbon-neutrality is a fairy tale': how the race for renewables is burning Europe's forests
Wood pellets are sold as a clean alternative to coal. But is the subsidised bioenergy boom accelerating the climate crisis?

Hazel Sheffield

14, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Trump threatens tariff on European cars; Opec agrees to boost oil output - as it happened
All the day’s economic and financial news, as oil ministers meet in Vienna and Greece moves closer to exiting its bailout programme

Graeme Wearden

22, Jun, 2018 @4:49 PM

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The coal truth: how a major energy source lost its power in Britain
Coal supplied just 2% of power in the first half of 2017, marking a steep decline from just five years ago, according to analysis by Imperial College

Adam Vaughan

19, Jul, 2017 @4:16 PM

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Richard Budge obituary
Businessman labelled ‘King Coal’ whose RJB Mining bought the bulk of the British coalmining industry in the 1990s

Martin Adeney

27, Jul, 2016 @5:16 PM

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The demise of UK deep coal mining: decades of decline
As Kellingley, the last deep mine colliery in Britain, closes, we chart the decline of the industry from 1960

Terry Macalister, Pamela Duncan, Cath Levett, Finbarr Sheehy, Paul Scruton and Glenn Swann

18, Dec, 2015 @12:03 PM

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UK Coal's long-anticipated entry into administration hits pension scheme
Pension Protection Fund, the government-sponsored pensions lifeboat scheme, takes over responsibility for partially honouring pension promises

Simon Bowers

09, Jul, 2013 @6:45 PM

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Parts of UK Coal may be nationalised after colliery fire closes pit
Ministers discuss returning parts of UK Coal to public ownership in attempt to save retirement savings for 6,000 members

Simon Bowers and Simon Neville

12, May, 2013 @7:50 PM

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UK's largest coal producer 'seeks voluntary liquidation'
Up to 2,000 jobs at risk after UK Coal Operations hit by £300m losses and 'disastrous' Daw Mill mine fire

Jennifer Rankin

01, May, 2013 @5:58 PM

The closure of Maltby colliery – in pictures

Early in April 2013, Maltby colliery in South Yorkshire was closed for the final time. It marked yet another poignant and symbolic moment in the death of Britain's mining heritage. Locals held a parade through town to commemorate the moment. Our photographer captured some of the scenes that day

Christopher Thomond

11, Apr, 2013 @1:00 PM

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The long, slow death of the UK coal industry

Earlier this month Maltby colliery in South Yorkshire closed down for good. At the end of a winter that saw 40% of our electricity needs met by coal – most of it imported – we witnessed the poignant closing ceremony

Mark Seddon

11, Apr, 2013 @8:00 AM

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Daw Mill's closure is a sad chapter in UK coalmining history | Peter Lazenby
Peter Lazenby: The fire at Daw Mill made its demise inevitable, but the effects of the forced closures in the 1980s are still being felt

Peter Lazenby

08, Mar, 2013 @11:42 AM

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