Blog: Has much changed since Tony Benn’s stint in energy?

The time for mourning is also a time for reflection. Obituaries of Labour great Tony Benn have been filled with his political dreams and words of piercing wisdom, enough to make me wish I’d known more of him. So where else for me to turn – but to energy? Energy issues may not have been […]

India’s power restored after a two-day blackout

India’s power supply is now restored after a two-day blackout which affected more than 600million people. The news comes after three electricity grids collapsed in the country, with the blackout claimed to be one of the worst in the world. Last night saw 60 miners trapped underground and cities came to a grinding halt as […]

Gas explosion hits China coal mine

A gas explosion in a coal mine in the Hunan province of China has killed 29 miners, according to Chinese state media. Six miners were rescued alive after the blast at the Xialiuchong Coal Mine this weekend, reported the Xinhua news agency. The Asian superpower is by far the world’s largest producer of coal, producing […]

Rescuers working to free trapped Swansea miners find bodies

Emergency services are working to find the last of four miners trapped in a flooded Swansea Vallley coal mine. The multi-agency rescue operation has been underway since yesterday at the Gleision Colliery in South Wales after four men were caught deep underground. South Wales Police confirmed that the rescue team had found three of the […]