1. The uptake of new coal is the single greatest threat to the UK’s groundbreaking Climate Change Bill.
2. Approving a programme of new coal-fired power stations, beginning with Kingsnorth in Kent, will fatally undermine the UK’s ability to meet the Climate Bill’s essential emissions reduction targets.
3. This Government must make energy choices that will see the UK’s emissions reduced by at least 80% by 2050 to avoid the predicted 2 degree C climate tipping point.
4. Gordon Brown must show international leadership and say ‘NO’ to unabated new coal plants and ‘YES’ to a massive scale-up of energy efficiency, renewable and decentralised energy.
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