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Scottish and Southern Energy pushes Ferrybridge CCS project
Project is intended to bridge the gap between lab-scale trials currently underway and the larger-scale projects envisaged by the government, by demonstrating the operational characteristics of a capture plant at a full-scale power station.
Carbon capture storage will 'generate 100,000 jobs and Â£6.5bn a year'
The UK's carbon capture and storage (CCS) sector will be able to sustain 100,000 jobs by 2030 and generate up to Â£6.5bn a year, the government claimed today.
Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather
Tickets for Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, from the 11th to 15th May, are now on sale http://www.theatreroyal.co.uk/whats-on/alf-ramsey-knew-my-grandfather
Holiday pay must be
Employers must pay staff their full holiday entitlementsif they are off sick for more a year and are unable to take their leave, a tribunal has ruled.James Rawlings, who was off sick for more than ayear before leaving his company, was entitled to be paid
LABOUR SUPPORTS BOSSES IN BA DISPUTE
Gordon Brown has intervened personally in the British Airways industrial dispute in an attempt to avert a walkout by 12,000 cabin crew next weekend.
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