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.
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For those waiting to catch a glimpse of the Vulcan before it is retired for good, tomorrow might be the last chance.
Local volunteers covered the Shropshire Ironbridge with the rags today as a part of an art installation.
Fine and sunny today after a hazy start in the East.