SGR's objection to the revised proposal for a huge new deep coal mine in West Cumbria.
2 October 2020
In summary, the SGR objection's key arguments are that:
- the carbon emissions from the combustion of the coal extracted each year from this mine would amount to approximately 8.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, currently similar to the emissions of 1.2 million British citizens;
- claims that these emissions can be discounted due to a 'substitution effect' are deeply flawed, once proper consideration is made of economic, technological and policy factors.