Green steel and Cumbrian coal: a Friends of the Earth briefing

  Published:  10 May 2022
Communities Secretary Michael Gove will soon decide whether to grant planning permission for a controversial new coal mine near Whitehaven to provide coking coal for the steel industry.

This briefing demonstrates how demand for Whitehaven coal in its target markets is likely to fall steeply in the next 15 years, risking leaving the mine as a stranded asset.

Whether you're a policy maker or a local group, use this briefing to show why a new coal mine in Cumbria is a bad idea.