A DISUSED Victorian coal mine was yesterday named the most treasured place in Scotland, in a poll of iconic images.
THE UK's biggest coal producer says it is committed to improving performance at its mining operations and expects to take advantage of rising coal prices.
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A LOCAL authority will fly its flags at half-mast next month to mark the 40th anniversary of a mining disaster.
FROM his constituency office in Dalkeith, David Hamilton gazes out over a town once known for coal mining but now seen by many as a place you pass through quickly en route to Edinburgh.
ONE of Scotland's biggest power stations is to be given permission to use gas as well as coal to help prevent an energy crisis, it emerged yesterday.
SCOTLAND'S largest coal producer, Scottish Resources, says it has seen a "marked improvement in trading" as it fights to recover from a major operating loss.
A FORMAL application was submitted yesterday for the UK's first new coal-fired power station in more than 20 years. The £1 billion scheme is being put forward by E.ON UK.
MORE than £2 million in public money is to be given to a firm building a seven-mile conveyor belt linking a Scottish coal mine to a railway line, it emerged yesterday.
LIVINGSTON Labour MP Jim Devine today called for the establishment of a Scottish Miners Memorial Day.
UK COAL, Britain's biggest coal producer, has warned that production delays and the impact of a fatal accident at one of its five deep mines during the third quarter will push it into a group loss for the full year.
UK COAL, the country's biggest coal producer, is back making a profit for the first time in three years, and forecast further progress as it renegotiates contracts at current high prices.
HUNDREDS of demonstrators marched on Britain's biggest coal-fired power station today in a bid to shut it down amid disputed claims that protesters were occupying a lighting tower inside the plant.
TRADITIONAL coal fires and wood burners are undergoing a resurgence in popularity as householders try to avoid rising gas and electricity bills, energy experts have reported.
COAL producer UK Coal is on track to post an interim pre-tax profit of £7 million against losses of £31m a year earlier.
ENERGY policy, like the proverbial supertanker, takes time to change direction. But, given the increasing seriousness of climate change, we do not have very much time.
Key quote "The cost of renewables is going down and the price of fossil fuel-based electricity is going up. In the long-term, these will be seen as an asset for a property in the same way as insulation is seen as an asset." - EXECUTIVE SPOKESMAN
WORK has been completed on the refurbishment of a memorial to a mining disaster in Penicuik that claimed the lives of 69 people.
THE Government is set to miss its 20 per cent carbon reduction goal by 2010 by a large margin, according to a report out today.
FACES filthy with dust and streaked with sweat, they lay on their backs hacking at the black coal-face in front of them, their pick axes guided only by the light of their Davy lamps. It was backbreaking work, fraught with danger from a sudden explosion of gas or a tunnel collapse.
A SIMPLIFIED grants scheme is needed to encourage more people to harness the heating power of "biomass" fuels such as wood, MSPs said yesterday.