Coal – 24 hours without it – A step in the right direction

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39675418

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

Aintree Coal sidings – April 1911

This is an historic moment in time and I say that despite hailing from a Nottinghamshire mining community, where of course mining is no more.

I have blogged previously about coal mining and my connection with it. Here’s a link to a previous posting on this subject.

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2016/12/03/deep-coal-mining-has-come-to-an-end-in-the-uk-should-we-miss-it/

Bentinck Colliery – Nottinghamshire (Photographer unknown)

But as environmental campaigner who thinks that global warming and climate change are the biggest challenges we have just about ever faced I really do welcome our reducing reliance on fossil fuels that damage the very environment that we depend on for life.

One thought on “Coal – 24 hours without it – A step in the right direction

  1. nogel hunter says:

    This is a good thing. Equally the party should point out that Saudi Arabia is now investing in renewables to provide them with energy. We should be pointing out positive events in the world where fossil fuel are in decline and being replace by renewable projects.
    The selling off of the Environment Bank to the Aussies is a disgrace. The Aussies get the benefit of an expanding renewable area, we loose. The Chancellor is looking round for money cos of the mess we are in. Result, the countries future expansion is put in jeopardy.
    Raising taxes may be inevitable.
    He is also testing out the ground with the triple lock, changes will happen after the election.

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