Events

Event 

Title:
Ditch Coal
When:
Mon, 6 June 2016  6.30pm - 9.00pm
Where:
Augustine Church - Edinburgh
Category:
Energy

Description

Film and Speakers

Four coal fired power stations have closed in the last six months. The coal industry is choking on its own fumes, but we need to help it into its death throws.

Our main speaker is Vladimir from Ecodefense, a radical Russian group raising awareness of the plight of indigenous shor and Teleut people living in the Russian coalfields that supply coal to the UK. The Ditch Coal Roadshow will take you back to coal's point of extraction - focussing on the mines in the UK and Russia - and follow it to the UK's coal fired power stations.

Our second speaker is Malcolm Spaven. He is the Chair of the Scottish Opencast Communities Alliance. He will discuss the issues caused by coal mining in the UK with a particular focus on the current problem in Scotland - how we ensure that the mines which have been abandoned are restored?

The Coal Action Network's own speaker will look at the situation in the UK's opencast mines and power stations and open the discussion about what we can do about the industry. 

Come along to find out more and to discuss how you can get involved in ending coal's journey of destruction.

Want to know about the issues now? Download our shocking report into the UK's coal trade. www.coalaction.org.uk/ditchcoal

Venue

Venue:
Augustine Church
Street:
George IV Bridge
City:
Edinburgh

Description

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