Is building a coal-powered station in the middle of a climate crisis stupid?

At the Kingsnorth power station in Kent, the owners have proposed building a new facility, which would be the first such plant to be built in Britain for 33 years. Britain has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2050, and the Government is still considering E.ON’s application. And how... show more At the Kingsnorth power station in Kent, the owners have proposed building a new facility, which would be the first such plant to be built in Britain for 33 years. Britain has pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2050, and the Government is still considering E.ON’s application.

And how do you multiple stupid?

"Unless there’s a big fight over Kingsnorth these companies, with the backing of Government, want to build six more atmosphere-crunching coal fired power stations in the next few years. Collectively these power stations would emit around 50 million tons of CO2 a year."

The first link below is the "fun" link. The 2nd has the bulk or the information and links, including one to the home site.

http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/
http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/node/4
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