The Strategist

UK approves construction of new coal mine

12/08/2022 - 09:21

According to the TV station Sky News, despite the coal mining agreements signed a year ago at the COP26 climate summit, the UK has permitted construction of a new coal mine in the county of Cumbria in the northwest of England.
On April 24, it was announced that a mine would be built in the county of Cumbria to produce coking coal, which is needed to make steel.

In order to lessen reliance on energy imports from Russia at the time, British Minister of Housing Michael Gove supported the proposal to open the nation's first coal mine in decades. The UK bought 40% of its coking coal from Russia before to the Ukraine crisis.

The mine's building company, West Cumbria Mining, reportedly asserts that it will be the first coal mine in the world to have "zero emissions." It will be created with the intention of producing coking coal for the steel industry. A minimum of 80% of the output will be exported.