Stoke-on-Trent city council is investigating the potential of extracting methane from disused coal beds in a bid to supply local businesses and communities with locally sourced power.
This announcement comes in addition to recent proposals to bring a host of new technologies to the local energy market including geo-thermal hot water, biomass and solar power.
Councillors hope that the city will benefit from cheaper energy prices and the creation of thousands of new jobs.
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It will be a rather cloudy and damp evening as a band of rain sinks slowly south across the region.
Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain.
Cameron Headley was last seen yesterday afternoon (Saturday 22 July) at his home in Littleover in Derby.