SECTION 2) A BRIEF REVIEW OF UK COAL POLICY 1980 - 2008
“Opencast Coal / Surface Mined Coal: It’s Role in Providing UK Energy Security”, MOPG Research Report No.2, Steve Leary, Minorca Opencast Protest Group, January 2010
Coalfields Research Programme Papers:
“Discussion Paper No 1: The Decline of King Coal”, H Beynon, A Cox & R Hudson, Cardiff School of Social Science, 1999, p 12. See:
SECTION 3) UK COAL plc’s PAST CURRENT AND FUTURE TRENDS IN COAL PRODUCTION
1)“Opencast Coal / Surface Mined Coal: It’s Role in Providing UK Energy Security”, MOPG Research Report No.2, Steve Leary, Minorca Opencast Protest Group, January 2010. Percentages figure for Britain’s Domestic Coal production based on Table 2.
Chapter 8, *Digging up Trouble The Environmental Protest and
Opencast Coal Mining”, H Beyon et al, Rivers Oram Press, 2000.
Figures for the number of operational opencast mines and deep mines based on UK Coal’s Annual Reports 2000 -2001. See
Additional Information, J39 Leicestershire County Council, by Wardell Armstrong on behalf of UK Coal; July 2009. To see it, go to:
It is near the bottom of the list and filed under - NL08024 - Minorca Socio Economic Impact.
Estimates by the author. UK Coal’s Annual Reports can be found here:
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