Coals have long been the lifeblood of the UK’s coal industry.
With a lot of the coal in the country already in the ground, a new coal mine would be devastating to the industry.
But according to the Coalsport UK website, a major coal mine being constructed in the UK is not on the cards, due to a “complex regulatory situation”.
“The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is considering whether the proposed new coal mining project is appropriate for the UK to build,” the site reads.
The site then says that the Department of Environment and Food has been working to “find the best solution for the project.” “
If the department determines the proposed coal mine is not suitable, the government has the power to decide to remove it from the list of suitable energy projects.”
The site then says that the Department of Environment and Food has been working to “find the best solution for the project.”
However, the site also warns that the coal mine itself is “not likely to comply with the UK Environment Protection Agency’s (UKEP) COAL ENVIRONMENT and ENVIGON regulations.”
“The government is considering all the factors that can potentially impact on the project, including potential environmental impact,” the company continues.
“As part of the Government’s efforts to meet its COAL and ENVs commitments, the department is seeking advice from industry experts, environmental organisations and other stakeholders to develop a strategy to address these factors.”
The website continues to state that DECC is “committed to delivering a clean coal infrastructure to meet Britain’s 2020 climate targets.”
The company also notes that “coal is not the only resource the government considers at risk from climate change.”
“In 2016, DECC estimated that a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions would result in a 15 percent reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere by 2050,” the Coelsport UK site reads, adding that “decisions about where to construct coal mines, whether to construct them in rural areas, or to build them in more remote areas are currently being made by local authorities, the Environment Agency, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department Of Energy and Environment (DEC), and other government departments and agencies.”
The UK Coal Association said in a statement to MTV News that it was “very concerned” about the decision.
“We believe the UK government needs to make a more informed decision about this project,” the association said.
“Our members are committed to a sustainable energy future that is underpinned by the use of cleaner and more energy-efficient technologies, and will take every step possible to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the clean-energy revolution.” “
The coal industry is also concerned about what the announcement means for its workers. “
Our members are committed to a sustainable energy future that is underpinned by the use of cleaner and more energy-efficient technologies, and will take every step possible to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the clean-energy revolution.”
The coal industry is also concerned about what the announcement means for its workers.
“It’s an enormous blow to the coal sector,” said Andrew Hill, chief executive of the Association of British Coal Miners.
“I think the UK needs to do something now.
Coal is not only an important part of our economy, but it’s also a vital part of society.”
The Association of the British Coal Mining Industry has also taken to social media to express their dismay at the decision to pull out of the project.
“A major coal mining disaster in the United Kingdom,” the group wrote in a tweet.
“COAL is not a resource that should be used to support a new mine.”
The association also called for an immediate investigation into the decision and to call on DECC to “proactively consult with stakeholders.”
The decision to withdraw from the project comes after a major announcement last month that the UK will phase out coal by 2023.
The move comes after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to phase out the use to produce electricity from coal, as well as from gas, nuclear, and renewables.
It comes after reports that the United States is also planning to phase-out coal production in order to reduce emissions.