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GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW GAS STATION
The green-light was given by the Government today for a 1,520 megawatt Combined Cycle Gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at Carrington near Manchester
PROTESTORS QUIT MINE SITE
PROTESTORS who have been holed-up on a UK COAL owned surface mine site for the past two weeks, quit last night....just hours before a Court ordered them to leave.
SOME COAL STATISTICS
Recession and nuclear reduce coal burn in 2009
Only public intervention can rebuild a wrecked economy
Cameron has no credible alternative to Labour's budget, which itself falls far short of what's needed to beat the private slump
BUDGET SNIPPETS AT A GLANCE
DARLING PRESENTS 2010 BUDGET STATEM,ENT
News

Kellingley and Thoresby could remain open into 2018

In a report prepared for the NUM and TUC "Merits of UK Coal State Aid Application" it is argued that rather than close Kellingley and Thorseby in 2015 they could remain open until 2018. But the Government need to act now! Other EU member states have and still are benefiting from the fund whilst making a case for extended funding.

"It can be seen that our European competitors are taking a strategic decision to support their coal industry during managed wind down of uncompetitive coal mines, and are providing substantial sums under European State Aid regulations. As an example, Germany’s closure plans are designed to address the social impact of job losses, and specifically to allow sufficient time to enable direct and indirect supply chains to adjust. To date the UK has made little use of state-aid provisions for the sector, either under the previous regulations or current Closure Aid."

The full report can be read here http://www.num.org.uk/uploads/26/1184.pdf

We Will **ck You
Queen No surprise then that the Tories can't wait to stick the boot into the working class. The unelected and a government elected by just 24% of the electorate with the usual pomp and ceremony give notice of the beatings to come. Trade unions bill The trade unions bill will create more h

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Save Coal - Save Ukraine
Save Coal – Save Ukraine On 21 April 2015, the III Congress of Mineworkers of Ukraine was held at the International Centre of Culture and Arts in Kiev. 800 delegates representing their collieries attended that event. The key attention of that Forum was paid to the issue if mining industry is

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Workers Memorial Day
  Workers Memorial Day 2015 28 April 2015 - People throughout the UK observed Workers Memorial Day and NUM representatives attended the annual event in Barnsley organised by Raleys Solicitors. Yorkshire Area Vice-Chairman Keith Hartshorne spoke about how tragic events had shaped mining safe

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Held To Ransom?
Do we want to rely on the Russians to keep the lights on? Dear Sir, The last remaining deep coal mines in the UK will close unless the new Government grants them State Aid. Yet coal is the biggest source of electricity generation in this country, with more than a third of our energy still being

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