The EU has said it will embargo Russian coal starting this summer.
One use for coal is in the making of steel.
Michael Gove to approve UK’s first new coal mine in 30 years
Housing secretary Michael Gove is expected to approve the UK’s first new coal mine in three decades. Tory sources told the Telegraph Gove is supporting plans to open a new colliery in Cumbria to help the country cut its reliance on Russian coal. People close to the matter said Gove, who has until 7 July to make up his mind, will announce his decision by mid-May…The plant, the outlet said, will produce coking coal, but instead of burning at plants, it will be used for steelmaking.