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Toshiba pulls plug on Moorside

On 8th November, Toshiba made the decision to close down the NUGEN operation. They have been trying to find another contractor to take over the construction of Moorside, but negotiations have all failed. This appears to be mainly due to

Latest on Moorside

While local MPs push for government commitment to Moorside, latest news casts doubt on whether the new power station will ever be built. Kepco pulls out Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) was lined up to acquire NuGen, the Toshiba-owned venture

May 2018 newsletter

Here’s our May 2018 newsletter to update you on the current situation.  

Wind farm life extension thrown out

Ok, nothing to do with pylons, but we thought supporters might also be interested in wind turbines! On 5 December, in a close vote, South Lakeland District Council planning committee rejected an application to extend the life of the wind

General Election – candidates’ positions on the pylon issue – Barrow and Furness

We emailed the following question to all parliamentary candidates Cumbria-wide (Barrow and Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Penrith and the Border, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Workington): “In the event of Moorside going ahead, what are your views on how the power station should

General Election – candidates’ positions on the pylon issue – Copeland

We emailed the following question to all parliamentary candidates Cumbria-wide (Barrow and Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Penrith and the Border, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Workington): “In the event of Moorside going ahead, what are your views on how the power station should

John Woodcock meeting POSTPONED

The John Woodcock meeting this evening has been postponed due to the event in Manchester.   It was due to have taken place this evening (Wednesday 24 May) in the Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness, from 6 – 7.30pm.   The intention

John Woodcock meeting, Broughton-in-Furness, 24/5

John Woodcock meeting John Woodcock, the Labour-Cooperative Candidate for Barrow and Furness, is to hold a meeting at the Victory Hall, Broughton-in-Furness, on Wednesday 24 May from 6 – 7.30pm. He will discuss the anti-pylon campaign to date and focus

Moorside project put on hold

Moorside power station and the National Grid connection project on hold National Grid (NG) formally announced on 16 May that it is “pausing work” on its North West Coast Connections (NWCC) project. This swiftly follows a similar announcement from National

Copeland By-election – Trudy Harrison elected

Trudy Harrison has been elected as Conservative MP for Copeland in the by-election on 23 Feb. She had previously expressed her opposition to new giant pylons, and joined us on the St George’s Day Black Combe walk in April 2016.

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