Search Results for: ucg

Underground Coal Gasification: Creating Hell On Earth

Underground Coal Gasification: Creating Hell On Earth

Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is a classic example of extreme energy in action. As tunnel mining has exhausted accessible seams of high quality coal in many parts of the world (in the UK, which started earliest, coal production peaked in 1913) opencast mining has expanded to target lower quality seams close to the surface. Now with even opencast mining in decline in the UK, the focus is moving to exploiting deeper unminable coal seams via… Continue reading

This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.
Underground Coal Gasification: Hellfire and Damnation

Underground Coal Gasification: Hellfire and Damnation

The tidal wave of extreme energy methods that are bearing down on the British Isles are a desperate attempt to sustain a system that demands infinite growth on a finite planet. Nothing embodies that desperation better than Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). Since this insane method of fossil fuel extraction was first proposed in 1868, attempts to implement it have resulted in massive contamination of the environment with highly toxic… Continue reading

This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.
Queensland Underground Coal Gasification Time Bomb Explodes

Queensland Underground Coal Gasification Time Bomb Explodes

A flagship project cited by proponents of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in the UK has resulted in criminal charges against the directors of an Australian company. It has taken seven years for the damage to come to light but Linc Energy’s directors now face massive fines and possible jail sentences. The Queensland Government has uncovered severe contamination surrounding Linc Energy’s UCG test site at Chinchilla. Toxic Syngas… Continue reading

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.
20 Impacts of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)

20 Impacts of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)

The first image shows the impact of UCG on the landscape with a diagram of the process. The second image details 20 impacts of UCG on people, the environment and the economy. This is a great resource for stalls and information events and can also be used by groups to prioritise the focus of a campaign or simply to become familiar with each technologies impacts. 20 Impact of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) (2 Slide Presentation) Underground… Continue reading

This entry was posted in Infographics & Posters, Custom, Resources and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
Creeping Inferno: Underground Coal Gasification Threat Comes Onshore

Creeping Inferno: Underground Coal Gasification Threat Comes Onshore

Up until now the county of Warwickshire has been best know for its history (think Shakespeare and Warwick castle) but that may be about to change if Cluff Coal and the government have their way. At least for 41 square kilometres (16 square miles) of the Warwickshire countryside centred on the place where the River Leam intersects the ancient Roman road, the Fosse Way, which might soon be far better know for its potential future, rather than its… Continue reading

This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
20 Impact of Unconventional Gas Technologies

20 Impact of Unconventional Gas Technologies

20 Impacts of Shale Oil/Gas These resources are designed to be used by anyone. 20 images have been selected to represent 20 inescapable impacts of each unconventional gas extraction technology. The images can be used in presentations, talks and workshops in digital format or can be printed out and used as stimulus material for discussion. Large format A3 versions of the images are available by following the links below. 20 Impacts of Coal Bed… Continue reading

This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
Underground Coal Gasification Collapse Shows Fragility Of Fracking

Underground Coal Gasification Collapse Shows Fragility Of Fracking

The announcement that underground coal gasification (UCG) company Five-Quarter Energy is being wound up, after 8 years of trying to raise money to set fire to coal seams under the coast of Northumberland, will be a welcome relief to anyone with any interest in the ecological or social fabric of these islands. Five-Quarter wanted to trial UCG on a scale never before attempted. The ongoing disaster at Linc Energy’s small UCG test site at… Continue reading

This entry was posted in News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.