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Strike hits North Sea oil platform

16 April 2018

Workers on the Norwegian oil giant’s Mariner platform in the North Sea went on strike on Saturday 7 April, downing tools for four hours in the morning and a further four-hour sit-in in the evening.

A farewell to coal?

15 January 2018

The government has repeated its intention to close all coal-fired electricity power generation by 2025.

After Brexit, plan for power generation!

3 July 2016

The Brexit decision has thrown government plans for electricity generation into further turmoil, with renewed concerns over the future of the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

Coal free

16 May 2016

On 10 May 2016 no electricity was generated by burning coal in Britain. The previous day the National Grid had to issue a crisis call for additional generation to avoid power cuts. Deliberately taking out one source of power is reckless when Britain's energy supply is uncertain.

No advance without Marxism

13 February 2016

Political statement from the Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist, 17th Congress, London, November 2015. There can be no advance without Marxism, because Marx showed that only the eventual victory of the exploited class, the working class, represents a real future. Capitalism means only destruction and war.  Here in Britain, we need our own unique vision of a working class future in order to fight and win in the present.

Kellingley closes

13 December 2015

The last of Britain’s deep coal mines closed on 19 December. It sounds the death knell not only for coal mining but electricity generation from coal, hastened by government decsions posing as a commitment to deal with climate change.

Winter kills: fuel poverty on the rise

23 November 2015

On Wednesday 25 November, figures will be announced for the number of additional winter deaths of older people due to cold-related illnesses – and black balloons will be released to indicate the scale of fuel poverty in Britain.

Ferrybridge C power station to close

23 May 2015

The announcement that Ferrybridge C power station will stop generating in 2016 twists the knife in what is left of coal power generation in Britain.

Unions in crisis meeting over oil prices

17 January 2015

Unions and the offshore body Oil and Gas UK held talks about the future of the industry in Aberdeen on Friday, at the end of a grim week for the industry and those who work in it.

Pit faces early shutdown

The withdrawal of Hargreaves  Services from the funding package to keep Kellingley pit in West Yorkshire open for a further two years of managed closure has brought to the fore the prospect of an early shutdown.