Aberthaw is one of three of npower's coal fired power stations. In line with the Government's renewable energy obligation which came into effect in April 2002, all three are currently co-firing a range of biomass materials to replace some of the coal burned.
Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor. The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000. Wales itself has a population of around 3 million. The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.