Posts By: Paul

Dirty Old Tricks

The NUM continue to explore every avenue in relation to the historic injustice that miners’ endure in relation to pneumoconiosis. First it was the x-ray and ‘no significant change’ then it was put down to ‘emphysema and smoking’ and now without prescription the DWP have introduced breathing tests that have nothing to do with pneumoconiosis

Rub Some More Salt In

With news that the political party that destroyed the coal industry wants to hold an event at the National Coal Mining Museum for England should they be surprised that people are upset? Read the Durham Miners response here Read NUM response here

Coal Keeps You Safe & Warm

Remember the recent headlines about how wind power has now replaced coal and the king is dead. Not that there is anything wrong with wind, solar, tidal or any other form of power that helps us survive. Whilst coal still has a role it can and should be used cleanly and extracted from under our

Energy News Items

As the lobbying gets louder, coal power stations may not go quietly Energy companies in Italy and Spain have faced unexpected local opposition to their own plans to shut polluting plants EU regulators to investigate Spanish scheme for coal power plants First Poland, Then Germany, Now Spain: Europe Rejects Coal Phase Out

Spain resists coal phase-out

By Aline Robert | | translated by Paola Tamma The Spanish government is challenging a decision by its main electricity provider to shut down two coal-fired power plants. An attitude that contravenes the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Spanish government has engaged in a strange stand-off over Iberdrola’s plan to phase out coal,

UK Energy Watch

Electricity Fuel Type – Instantaneous real-time data Fuel type Current Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine 21,134 MW 53.5 % Open Cycle Gas Turbine 0 MW 0.0 % Oil 0 MW 0.0 % Coal 7,434 MW 18.8 % Nuclear 6,650 MW 16.8 % Wind 3,376 MW 8.5 % Pumped Storage Hydro 398 MW 1.0 % Non


USA: DOE-Supported Petra Nova Captures More Than 1 Million Tons of CO2 The world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system has reached a major milestone, capturing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The Petra Nova project, located at NRG’s W.A. Parish power generating station near Houston,

NUM News Extracts on the World Energy Market

24 November 2017 November Budget Info The carbon price currently stands at roughly £24 per tonne of CO2, made up of £18/tCO2 from the UK’s carbon price floor and £6/tCO2 from the EU Emissions Trading System. The £18/tCO2 carbon price floor was extended by a year at Budget 2016, to April 2021