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Sustainable Growth - The Cumbrian Coal Controversy

Graham Watson

23rd January 2021

Cumbria Council have approved a plan to sink a new coal mine under the Irish Sea, and it's not been well received.

The government haven't yet interceded, but there are calls for it to do so, on the grounds that it doesn't match up with the government's promise to move away from coal.

It's clear that this decision may not be final, and it flags up the difficulties of policymaking, when you have made commitments to reduce the negative externalities associated with fossil fuel consumption, but at the same time being committed to levelling up.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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