Coal mines ‘incompatible’ with climate targets, report

Environment Journal | Jan 16, 2020 at 9:38 AM
  • A new report published by the charity and independent think tank Green Alliance says that plans to develop new coal mines in the UK are ‘incompatible’ with the current legally-binding climate ambition for net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • The focus of the report is on the proposed Woodhouse Colliery mine for steelmaking in Cumbria.
  • The council claims that the coal produced will be a substitute for coal produced elsewhere, meaning that there is no net increase in coal production worldwide.