MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:35:04 +0000 UK coal mine plan tests government ahead of COP26 http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/802457dad0484057bf556bcea91e115e UK coal mine plan tests government ahead of COP26 802457dad0484057bf556bcea91e115e Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:43:51 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSWhitehaven - 3 October 20211. Various of old mine buildings at closed Haig CollieryHEADLINE: UK coal mine plan tests government ahead of COP26ANNOTATION: A proposal to create a new coal mine in northern England presents a dilemma for the U.K. government as it prepares to host the U.N. climate conference. 2. SOUNDBITE (English) David Cradduck, former mine employee who was responsible for mine ventilation and methane drainage at Haig Colliery in the 1980s:"The mine will provide jobs for people who've got mining in their blood. They know mining, they know how to work it, they know how to do it, it's high paid. If you look at some of the wages that's involved up there, it gives them a sense of purpose again."ASSOCIATED PRESSWhitehaven - 4 October 20213. Chimney from former Wellington mineANNOTATION: England's northern Cumbria region has a centuries-old mining tradition and local supporters say the project would help the long-depressed area.   4. Miners' Memorial statue5. Woman walking dog past closed Haig CollieryANNOTATION: Environmentalists say the project sends a disastrous message.  ASSOCIATED PRESSKendal - 3 October 20216. Rebecca Willis, professor of energy and climate governance at Lancaster University, walking7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca Willis, professor of energy and climate governance at Lancaster University: "So the U.K.'s got a world leading climate target. It aims to be net zero emissions by 2050 and it's made great strides in areas like off-shore wind and renewables. So this coal mine really stands out as being something that works directly contrary to those climate ambitions."ASSOCIATED PRESSWhitehaven - 4 October 20218. Various of seafront, chimney from former mineANNOTATION: Britain plans to generate all of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2035 but has also promised investment for England's neglected north. 9. On-shore wind farm in distance.STORYLINE:In the patchwork of hills, lakes and sea that makes up England's northwest corner, most people see beauty. Dave Cradduck sees broken dreams.The coal mine where Cradduck once worked has long closed. The chemical factory that employed thousands is gone. The nuclear power plant is being decommissioned.For the 74-year-old Cradduck, a plan for a new coal mine that could bring hundreds of jobs is cause for hope.But environmentalists view it with horror.They say it sends a disastrous message as the United Kingdom welcomes world leaders, advocates, diplomats and scientists to Glasgow, Scotland, for a United Nations climate conference that starts October 31.The two-week COP26 meeting is considered a last chance to nail down carbon-cutting promises that can keep global warming within manageable limits."(The U.K.) has made great strides in areas like off-shore wind and renewables," said Rebecca Willis, professor in energy and climate governance at Lancaster University. "This coal mine really stands out as being something that works directly contrary to those climate ambitions."But Cradduck sees the mine as a chance to "provide jobs for people who have got mining in their blood."The proposed new mine symbolizes the dilemma facing the British government: It aims to generate all of the U.K.'s electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, and to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.But Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also pledged to boost prosperity in England's neglected north with new factories, roads, railways and other infrastructure that environmentalists say is at odds with the government's green agenda.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. UK coal mine plan tests government ahead of COP26 UK coal mine plan tests government ahead of COP26