On a side note, I have heard that England no longer has any coal fired power generation.
Well done to them. You would have to be short sighted in the extreme to consider establishing a new coal mine.
Sorry that's not correct, I suspect you are getting confused by a recent news article that for the first time in the UK a full 24 hours passed without them using coal to generate power. It's true they aren't building new coal fired power stations though so once the last one has been decommissioned that will be the end of coal power in the UK, but not yet!