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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

IEA CLEAN COAL CENTRE

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

Coal not so dirty as you may think

Which fossil fuel could you place in your mouth without causing damage? That would be wood would it not? A lot of ‘wood’ there, what fossil fuel is warmer more efficient and you can still place in your mouth without ill effect? Coal of course, you knew that anyway, but value of coal to people

Clement Attlee 3 Jan 1883 to 8 October 1967

8 October 2017  50 years since the passing of Clement Attlee. Lead the Labour Party to the landslide election victory of 1945. As Prime Minister he oversaw the introduction of the NHS and the Welfare State. Impressive achievements by any rule of thumb. Attlee was born in 1883 into an affluent family, studied law at

Scargill v National Union of Mineworkers

Arthur Scargill, the former President of the NUM has lost the latest round in his ongoing litigation against the union. On 22 August 2017 Leeds County Court heard Mr Scargill’s claim for recovery of £5769.00 plus interest and costs which he had paid for a replacement security system at his home in Barnsley. The Judge

Mathewson v National Union of Mineworkers

Mr Mathewson having had all of 8 of his complaints against the NUM struck out by the Certification Officer was seeking to appeal the decisions to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The case was heard 11 August 2017. The EAT at the hearing refused to admit Mr Mathewson’s appeal. Mr Mathewson was in court with

NUM Wins Protective Award for Kellingley Members

The Employment Tribunal has issued judgement in the case of National Union of Mineworkers v UK Coal Kellingley Limited (in liquidation) and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The Union brought this claim on behalf of all members at Kellingley colliery who were made redundant when the pit closed in 2015. The Tribunal

Breaking News – Victory For Kellingley NUM

Decision on the NUM Protective Award claim has been received today. The claim has been successful. It covers all mineworker grades where the NUM was recognised (549 men) who were made redundant on or after 21 May 2014 and is for the maximum of up to 8 weeks pay (£3,800 as limited by legislation).

THE RISE IN ELECTRICITY PRICES

Centrica plc the company which owns British Gas announced that electricity prices will rise by 12.5% from mid September 2017. “The 12.5% electricity price rise this September reflects the increasing costs of energy policy, and delivery to customers’ homes since 2014. In that time, overall electricity costs have increased by 16%.” The news comes just