Chris

A National Community Coffee Morning

You might like to read this report of a National community coffee morning on 16th June at which ideas were shared on Lo-Carbon community development.

Objections submitted against West Cumbria Mining Planning Application

Well done to everyone who has submitted objections to the Cumbria Coal Mine application. Some amazingly powerful objections have been put in, and I have only had a chance to look at a few. SLACC’s objection, which I am writing, isn’t in yet, but that’s OK. (have an agreement to be a bit late). People are saying to me, “How …

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Green Alliance authors reject WCM’s rebuttal of original report

In May 2020 West Cumbria Mining resubmitted a planning application for Woodhouse Colliery. The submission contained a statement of response to the Green Alliance report, produced by Professor Rebecca Willis, Professor Mike Berners -Lee, Rosie Watson and Mike Elm. Both the authors and SLACC do not accept the account of that report, or the arguments …

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Low Carbon Steel Production

In 2016, SSAB, LKAB (Europe’s largest iron ore producer) and Vattenfall (one of Europe’s largest energy companies) joined forces to create HYBRIT – an initiative that endeavors to revolutionize steelmaking. Using HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result will be the world’s …

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