The water sector has the skills and technologies to exploit the huge reservoirs of heated mine water around the country. Scotland leading the way deploying this technology.  1. Abandoned collieries could hold key to heating UK homes – Geologists aim to tap reservoir in tunnels under Glasgow Guardian Robin McKie Science editor   Scientists are finalising plans to […]

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Community action pays off. Druridge Bay: Sajid Javid refuses coal mine planning permission citing climate concerns James Murray – BusinessGreen ‘Decision letter confirms that Secretary of State gave “very considerable weight” to greenhouse gas emissions that would result from controversial coal mine The government has today refused planning permission for the proposed open cast coal […]

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Given the scale of ongoing issues with managing mine-water and its treatment this could provide a useful revenue stream. EU funding for £9.4m project to use mine-water to generate geothermal energy A multi-million-pound initiative at Caerau, near Maesteg, to generate green energy by using underground mine-water to warm homes has been awarded £6.5m EU funds, Welsh […]

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