We are tapping into a traditional resource for the benefit of the people of Stoke-on-Trent and indeed methane from coal mines has powered industry in the city for decades, so this is nothing new.....
.....The methane here is contained in unused coal mines which contain natural fissures so there is no need to fracture the rocks to get it out. This use of energy provides a stable, local source and it uses less energy than importing gas too....
.....This is only one of a number of technologies we are looking at.
More top news
All Saints Church in Kings Heath, Birmingham, has much community involvement, especially this year.
Any early showers will die away leaving most of the evening and night dry with clear spells.
Isolated showers will largely die away and winds will decrease.