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A year ago a letter to the New Scientist made an extremely good point: that the coal mining process itself causes greenhouse gas emissions on a much larger scale than burning the coal in a power station does, a fact never taken into account by ministers and corporate heads when they spout their ‘clean coal’ […]

If ScottishPower wins the governments Carbon Capture and Storage competition to set up a 300MW “clean coal” demonstration facility at a re-built Longannet coal fired power station and old North Sea oil fields are used to store the captured CO2, somehow the CO2 will have to be transported from power station to oil field. Enter […]


Most evenings from around Edinburgh you can see Cockenzie Power Station silhouetted against the Firth of Forth with dark smoke bellowing from its twin smoke stacks. It looks like a dirty, old, archaic way of generating energy. And it is. Confirming what many already thought, an expert report for the European Commission outed Cockenzie in […]


Four coal miners were killed and two injured on Saturday 14th February in an accident at a mine in central Colombia, one of the country’s worst such incidents in months, an official said. She said an explosion of gases was the likely cause of the accident at the small mine in the province of Boyaca. […]


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