UPDATE: 83 jobs to go with closure of Newport's Uskmouth power station

CLOSING: Uskmouth power station

CLOSING: Uskmouth power station

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South Wales Argus: SUPPORTER: William Graham

UPDATE: 3.04pm

Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business William Graham AM, said: “This is another disappointing blow for Newport and the surrounding region. “The coming weeks and months will be an extremely difficult time for all those employees affected – along with their families.

“I share SSE’s extreme disappointment at its unfulfilled hopes to sell the site and I urge Labour Government ministers to do all they can to support staff and liaise with the company.

“At a time when security of energy supply is high on the agenda, it is sad that to see the closure of this power station, and I sincerely hope this vital national energy source is soon back in operation.”

UPDATE: 1.57pm

South Wales Argus: LATE LEARNER: Deputy minister for education, John Griffiths AM

Labour Newport East AM John Griffiths, who is also minister for culture in the Welsh Government, said: “Obviously it’s very disappointing news that these jobs may be lost. I think many of us had hoped that a buyer could be found for the company.

"We need to make sure help is available for the employees, either in terms of the job centre or the benefits agency.”

UPDATE: 12.08pm

South Wales Argus: ABOLISHED: Under the plans Jessica Morden MP’s Newport East constituency would be no more

Newport East MP Jessica Morden said it was: "Very hard news for those losing their jobs at Uskmouth, who have faced a very uncertain time recently. "I know SSE were in detailed negotiations with a purchaser and it is important SSE are clear why this option did not work out.”

UPDATE: 12.06pm

Unite regional official John Toner said the decision was a “devastating blow to the people individuals concerned and the local economy.

“They are well paid semi-skilled and skilled jobs lost to the area which clearly will be detrimental to the skill base of south east Wales.”

And he said union representatives with meet with SSE on Monday to explore alternative employment opportunities for workers within the company.

UPDATE: 11.26am

NEWPORT'S Uskmouth coal-fired power station will close, with the loss of 83 jobs it was announced today.

Owners SSE said the news come despite their "intense efforts" to find a buyer for the plant.

Paul Smith, SSE’s Managing Director of Generation said: "Uskmouth’s future had been an area of uncertainty for SSE over the past twelve months and we reluctantly confirmed in November that remaining capacity would be released to the National Grid by 31 March 2014 and that Uskmouth would cease to generate on that date – this has now happened.

"SSE had hoped to sell the asset on to a third party by the end of the financial year with a view to that company continuing operation of the plant in a long term, sustainable way.

"Unfortunately this hasn’t been possible, principally because the only realistic prospective purchaser was not able to provide a robust business plan to reassure us the plant and employees would be supported.

He said they were "extremely disappointed" to close Uskmouth and added his "sincere appreciation" to the workforce for the contribution they have made over the past five years to the "safe and efficient running of the power station."

He added options for redeployment within SSE are being explored with workers and "enhanced voluntary severance terms of release" would also be available.

The power station was due to close in 2016 because of new electricity regulations.

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12:35pm Fri 9 May 14

Lord coed melyn says...

This a terrible loss for jobs in a hard hit community, already suffering.
Jest hope someone thinks to mothball power lines and infrastructure ?
For connection to national grid for when usk barrage go in as needed in future. To regenerate the economy of south east wales.
This a terrible loss for jobs in a hard hit community, already suffering. Jest hope someone thinks to mothball power lines and infrastructure ? For connection to national grid for when usk barrage go in as needed in future. To regenerate the economy of south east wales. Lord coed melyn
  • Score: 8

1:55pm Fri 9 May 14

Realist UK says...

Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me. Realist UK
  • Score: 17

2:58pm Fri 9 May 14

markus007 says...

Keep playing the blame game - You might as well have a go at the foreign students parked up at Newport City Campus doing nothing for the economy when they are lowering already inflated fees imposed by this coalition.

Meanwhile, in October SSE's Mr Morris said when defending yet another price 8.2% hike "We know we will come in for a great deal of criticism for this decision and politicians will no doubt be lining up to condemn us,"
"They can't expect to have power stations replaced with new technologies"
Keep playing the blame game - You might as well have a go at the foreign students parked up at Newport City Campus doing nothing for the economy when they are lowering already inflated fees imposed by this coalition. Meanwhile, in October SSE's Mr Morris said when defending yet another price 8.2% hike "We know we will come in for a great deal of criticism for this decision and politicians will no doubt be lining up to condemn us," "They can't expect to have power stations replaced with new technologies" markus007
  • Score: 2

3:18pm Fri 9 May 14

Realist UK says...

It's noticeable that these politicians quote the usual meaningless pity on those affected instead of addressing why it happened. The business became unviable through EU directives and unachievable targets set by Milliband while energy minister of the last labour government in a last bitter and twisted agreement with his beloved EU counterparts. If anyone's to blame it's labour.
It's noticeable that these politicians quote the usual meaningless pity on those affected instead of addressing why it happened. The business became unviable through EU directives and unachievable targets set by Milliband while energy minister of the last labour government in a last bitter and twisted agreement with his beloved EU counterparts. If anyone's to blame it's labour. Realist UK
  • Score: 5

4:03pm Fri 9 May 14

Campaign for better transport/Swites.org.uk says...

We note and are sorry for the work force,
we noted comments above and the city of newport holds meetings to keep rail infortructure in place for connection to rail passenger use in the future,
plans for newport.
We note and are sorry for the work force, we noted comments above and the city of newport holds meetings to keep rail infortructure in place for connection to rail passenger use in the future, plans for newport. Campaign for better transport/Swites.org.uk
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Fri 9 May 14

Newportg says...

Realist UK wrote:
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Definitely not for me!!!
[quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.[/p][/quote]Definitely not for me!!! Newportg
  • Score: -18

4:45pm Fri 9 May 14

Magor says...

SSE have put plans on hold for a new station in Avonmouth.There is great uncertainty in the energy market due to Millibands price freeze.If this happened and wholesale gas prices go through the roof the likes of SSE would go bust.So they would need a bailout at the taxpayers expence.
SSE have put plans on hold for a new station in Avonmouth.There is great uncertainty in the energy market due to Millibands price freeze.If this happened and wholesale gas prices go through the roof the likes of SSE would go bust.So they would need a bailout at the taxpayers expence. Magor
  • Score: -2

4:46pm Fri 9 May 14

Magor says...

Newportg wrote:
Realist UK wrote:
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Definitely not for me!!!
Labour=Failure
[quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.[/p][/quote]Definitely not for me!!![/p][/quote]Labour=Failure Magor
  • Score: 12

5:03pm Fri 9 May 14

Floppy backed says...

Magor wrote:
Newportg wrote:
Realist UK wrote:
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Definitely not for me!!!
Labour=Failure
Yep, are all those who voted labour and for WAG happy now? What a mess.

And who are these idiots talking the economy up, house prices rising, people are confident etc - not in Wales I can guarantee, construction industry is on its knees and business ' are really struggling, money is getting tighter and tighter yet we seem to be doing work for nothing.

Never mind perhaps when we're all talking welsh we'll be more cultured and in turn more happy. Wales going down the Swanee
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.[/p][/quote]Definitely not for me!!![/p][/quote]Labour=Failure[/p][/quote]Yep, are all those who voted labour and for WAG happy now? What a mess. And who are these idiots talking the economy up, house prices rising, people are confident etc - not in Wales I can guarantee, construction industry is on its knees and business ' are really struggling, money is getting tighter and tighter yet we seem to be doing work for nothing. Never mind perhaps when we're all talking welsh we'll be more cultured and in turn more happy. Wales going down the Swanee Floppy backed
  • Score: 8

5:55pm Fri 9 May 14

Mr Holder says...

That will be the E.U directive 2001/80/EC and there is nothing our second rate E.U loving politicians will do about it. The Labour politicians are simply playing lip service to the plight of the families that will be affected by the closure of the plant. Shame on you!
That will be the E.U directive 2001/80/EC and there is nothing our second rate E.U loving politicians will do about it. The Labour politicians are simply playing lip service to the plight of the families that will be affected by the closure of the plant. Shame on you! Mr Holder
  • Score: 9

6:46pm Fri 9 May 14

Magor says...

Floppy backed wrote:
Magor wrote:
Newportg wrote:
Realist UK wrote:
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Definitely not for me!!!
Labour=Failure
Yep, are all those who voted labour and for WAG happy now? What a mess.

And who are these idiots talking the economy up, house prices rising, people are confident etc - not in Wales I can guarantee, construction industry is on its knees and business ' are really struggling, money is getting tighter and tighter yet we seem to be doing work for nothing.

Never mind perhaps when we're all talking welsh we'll be more cultured and in turn more happy. Wales going down the Swanee
One of the reps I deal with told me how busy he was as things are booming in England but in Wales its dead.
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.[/p][/quote]Definitely not for me!!![/p][/quote]Labour=Failure[/p][/quote]Yep, are all those who voted labour and for WAG happy now? What a mess. And who are these idiots talking the economy up, house prices rising, people are confident etc - not in Wales I can guarantee, construction industry is on its knees and business ' are really struggling, money is getting tighter and tighter yet we seem to be doing work for nothing. Never mind perhaps when we're all talking welsh we'll be more cultured and in turn more happy. Wales going down the Swanee[/p][/quote]One of the reps I deal with told me how busy he was as things are booming in England but in Wales its dead. Magor
  • Score: -5

7:55pm Fri 9 May 14

lyndon666 says...

Bad for jobs, good for the environment.
Bad for jobs, good for the environment. lyndon666
  • Score: -12

9:06pm Fri 9 May 14

Mr Holder says...

lyndon666 wrote:
Bad for jobs, good for the environment.
Please explain why?
[quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: Bad for jobs, good for the environment.[/p][/quote]Please explain why? Mr Holder
  • Score: 10

10:28pm Fri 9 May 14

lyndon666 says...

Mr Holder wrote:
lyndon666 wrote:
Bad for jobs, good for the environment.
Please explain why?
Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks.

And that's before we get onto climate change......
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: Bad for jobs, good for the environment.[/p][/quote]Please explain why?[/p][/quote]Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks. And that's before we get onto climate change...... lyndon666
  • Score: -4

11:00pm Fri 9 May 14

scraptheWAG says...

Newportg wrote:
Realist UK wrote:
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Definitely not for me!!!
you vote labour - cause your father did
[quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.[/p][/quote]Definitely not for me!!![/p][/quote]you vote labour - cause your father did scraptheWAG
  • Score: 7

11:02pm Fri 9 May 14

scraptheWAG says...

Floppy backed wrote:
Magor wrote:
Newportg wrote:
Realist UK wrote:
Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.
Definitely not for me!!!
Labour=Failure
Yep, are all those who voted labour and for WAG happy now? What a mess.

And who are these idiots talking the economy up, house prices rising, people are confident etc - not in Wales I can guarantee, construction industry is on its knees and business ' are really struggling, money is getting tighter and tighter yet we seem to be doing work for nothing.

Never mind perhaps when we're all talking welsh we'll be more cultured and in turn more happy. Wales going down the Swanee
that one thing about wales house prices have not gone up since 2003 i think alot are trying to get out
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newportg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realist UK[/bold] wrote: Another local employer shuts down through EU directives. Vote labour or Plaid? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. UKIP for me.[/p][/quote]Definitely not for me!!![/p][/quote]Labour=Failure[/p][/quote]Yep, are all those who voted labour and for WAG happy now? What a mess. And who are these idiots talking the economy up, house prices rising, people are confident etc - not in Wales I can guarantee, construction industry is on its knees and business ' are really struggling, money is getting tighter and tighter yet we seem to be doing work for nothing. Never mind perhaps when we're all talking welsh we'll be more cultured and in turn more happy. Wales going down the Swanee[/p][/quote]that one thing about wales house prices have not gone up since 2003 i think alot are trying to get out scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

11:05pm Fri 9 May 14

cymruamblyth says...

Rather then wasting more money building hundreds of so called affordable houses that nobody can afford because businesses are folding or moving to England.. How about investing in Welsh business or even roads attracting business to Wales.
Rather then wasting more money building hundreds of so called affordable houses that nobody can afford because businesses are folding or moving to England.. How about investing in Welsh business or even roads attracting business to Wales. cymruamblyth
  • Score: 1

1:01am Sat 10 May 14

anonymousjones1 says...

SSE had a buyer with ample funding and a sound business plan (the sale was actually going through) , the pen was on the paper and SSE pulled out with a nonsensical explanation, after months of hindering the sale with no communication to the staff on the site as to why.

The closing of this site will cost over 80 SSE staff, dozens of contractors and small business owners their livelihoods.

In addition to this the decommissioning of a site like this will more than likely cost SSE upwards of 25 million pounds, at a time when they have publicly announced cutting operational costs by 100 million a year and "voluntary" redundancies of over 500 staff to try and keep costs down at the retail end of the business. This move makes no sense!

I think the staff, the contractors and above all the people of Newport are owed a detailed explanation as to why SSE pulled the plug on the sale of this station; and how SSE can justify damaging the welsh economy when real alternatives were in place. I hope MP's are aware that SSE's official line on the reasons behind this closure is by no means accurate.
SSE had a buyer with ample funding and a sound business plan (the sale was actually going through) , the pen was on the paper and SSE pulled out with a nonsensical explanation, after months of hindering the sale with no communication to the staff on the site as to why. The closing of this site will cost over 80 SSE staff, dozens of contractors and small business owners their livelihoods. In addition to this the decommissioning of a site like this will more than likely cost SSE upwards of 25 million pounds, at a time when they have publicly announced cutting operational costs by 100 million a year and "voluntary" redundancies of over 500 staff to try and keep costs down at the retail end of the business. This move makes no sense! I think the staff, the contractors and above all the people of Newport are owed a detailed explanation as to why SSE pulled the plug on the sale of this station; and how SSE can justify damaging the welsh economy when real alternatives were in place. I hope MP's are aware that SSE's official line on the reasons behind this closure is by no means accurate. anonymousjones1
  • Score: 17

8:58am Sat 10 May 14

Dai Rear says...

lyndon666 wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
lyndon666 wrote:
Bad for jobs, good for the environment.
Please explain why?
Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks.

And that's before we get onto climate change......
I'll probably take a chance on a bit of smoke rather than hypothermia if these numbskulls get their way and we're dependent on the whim of the wind. And as for "anthropic" (don't you love NuSpeak?) climate change, yep, Wales shutting a little coaling station is sure going to make a massive difference to the output of China, US, India etc etc etc, isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: Bad for jobs, good for the environment.[/p][/quote]Please explain why?[/p][/quote]Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks. And that's before we get onto climate change......[/p][/quote]I'll probably take a chance on a bit of smoke rather than hypothermia if these numbskulls get their way and we're dependent on the whim of the wind. And as for "anthropic" (don't you love NuSpeak?) climate change, yep, Wales shutting a little coaling station is sure going to make a massive difference to the output of China, US, India etc etc etc, isn't it? Dai Rear
  • Score: 5

9:10am Sat 10 May 14

Magor says...

anonymousjones1 wrote:
SSE had a buyer with ample funding and a sound business plan (the sale was actually going through) , the pen was on the paper and SSE pulled out with a nonsensical explanation, after months of hindering the sale with no communication to the staff on the site as to why.

The closing of this site will cost over 80 SSE staff, dozens of contractors and small business owners their livelihoods.

In addition to this the decommissioning of a site like this will more than likely cost SSE upwards of 25 million pounds, at a time when they have publicly announced cutting operational costs by 100 million a year and "voluntary" redundancies of over 500 staff to try and keep costs down at the retail end of the business. This move makes no sense!

I think the staff, the contractors and above all the people of Newport are owed a detailed explanation as to why SSE pulled the plug on the sale of this station; and how SSE can justify damaging the welsh economy when real alternatives were in place. I hope MP's are aware that SSE's official line on the reasons behind this closure is by no means accurate.
Come on Labour politicians you control the area step in and do something for once.
[quote][p][bold]anonymousjones1[/bold] wrote: SSE had a buyer with ample funding and a sound business plan (the sale was actually going through) , the pen was on the paper and SSE pulled out with a nonsensical explanation, after months of hindering the sale with no communication to the staff on the site as to why. The closing of this site will cost over 80 SSE staff, dozens of contractors and small business owners their livelihoods. In addition to this the decommissioning of a site like this will more than likely cost SSE upwards of 25 million pounds, at a time when they have publicly announced cutting operational costs by 100 million a year and "voluntary" redundancies of over 500 staff to try and keep costs down at the retail end of the business. This move makes no sense! I think the staff, the contractors and above all the people of Newport are owed a detailed explanation as to why SSE pulled the plug on the sale of this station; and how SSE can justify damaging the welsh economy when real alternatives were in place. I hope MP's are aware that SSE's official line on the reasons behind this closure is by no means accurate.[/p][/quote]Come on Labour politicians you control the area step in and do something for once. Magor
  • Score: 1

10:20am Sat 10 May 14

regaturn says...

I look forward to reading the headline '60 WAG jobs to be lost '
I look forward to reading the headline '60 WAG jobs to be lost ' regaturn
  • Score: 6

10:24am Sat 10 May 14

theviking666 says...

Magor says...


anonymousjones1 wrote:
SSE had a buyer with ample funding and a sound business plan (the sale was actually going through) , the pen was on the paper and SSE pulled out with a nonsensical explanation, after months of hindering the sale with no communication to the staff on the site as to why.

The closing of this site will cost over 80 SSE staff, dozens of contractors and small business owners their livelihoods.

In addition to this the decommissioning of a site like this will more than likely cost SSE upwards of 25 million pounds, at a time when they have publicly announced cutting operational costs by 100 million a year and "voluntary" redundancies of over 500 staff to try and keep costs down at the retail end of the business. This move makes no sense!

I think the staff, the contractors and above all the people of Newport are owed a detailed explanation as to why SSE pulled the plug on the sale of this station; and how SSE can justify damaging the welsh economy when real alternatives were in place. I hope MP's are aware that SSE's official line on the reasons behind this closure is by no means accurate.

Come on Labour politicians you control the area step in and do something for once
Good joke, do you think they really care?
Magor says... anonymousjones1 wrote: SSE had a buyer with ample funding and a sound business plan (the sale was actually going through) , the pen was on the paper and SSE pulled out with a nonsensical explanation, after months of hindering the sale with no communication to the staff on the site as to why. The closing of this site will cost over 80 SSE staff, dozens of contractors and small business owners their livelihoods. In addition to this the decommissioning of a site like this will more than likely cost SSE upwards of 25 million pounds, at a time when they have publicly announced cutting operational costs by 100 million a year and "voluntary" redundancies of over 500 staff to try and keep costs down at the retail end of the business. This move makes no sense! I think the staff, the contractors and above all the people of Newport are owed a detailed explanation as to why SSE pulled the plug on the sale of this station; and how SSE can justify damaging the welsh economy when real alternatives were in place. I hope MP's are aware that SSE's official line on the reasons behind this closure is by no means accurate. Come on Labour politicians you control the area step in and do something for once Good joke, do you think they really care? theviking666
  • Score: 2

11:53am Sat 10 May 14

lyndon666 says...

Dai Rear wrote:
lyndon666 wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
lyndon666 wrote:
Bad for jobs, good for the environment.
Please explain why?
Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks.

And that's before we get onto climate change......
I'll probably take a chance on a bit of smoke rather than hypothermia if these numbskulls get their way and we're dependent on the whim of the wind. And as for "anthropic" (don't you love NuSpeak?) climate change, yep, Wales shutting a little coaling station is sure going to make a massive difference to the output of China, US, India etc etc etc, isn't it?
Anthropic: from Greek "pertaining to man". Actually I think you meant anthropogenic: "produced by man."

This isn't "NuSpeak," it's called "science", you should look into it, it's quite interesting......
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: Bad for jobs, good for the environment.[/p][/quote]Please explain why?[/p][/quote]Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks. And that's before we get onto climate change......[/p][/quote]I'll probably take a chance on a bit of smoke rather than hypothermia if these numbskulls get their way and we're dependent on the whim of the wind. And as for "anthropic" (don't you love NuSpeak?) climate change, yep, Wales shutting a little coaling station is sure going to make a massive difference to the output of China, US, India etc etc etc, isn't it?[/p][/quote]Anthropic: from Greek "pertaining to man". Actually I think you meant anthropogenic: "produced by man." This isn't "NuSpeak," it's called "science", you should look into it, it's quite interesting...... lyndon666
  • Score: -1

12:08pm Sat 10 May 14

Dai Rear says...

lyndon666 wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
lyndon666 wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
lyndon666 wrote:
Bad for jobs, good for the environment.
Please explain why?
Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks.

And that's before we get onto climate change......
I'll probably take a chance on a bit of smoke rather than hypothermia if these numbskulls get their way and we're dependent on the whim of the wind. And as for "anthropic" (don't you love NuSpeak?) climate change, yep, Wales shutting a little coaling station is sure going to make a massive difference to the output of China, US, India etc etc etc, isn't it?
Anthropic: from Greek "pertaining to man". Actually I think you meant anthropogenic: "produced by man."

This isn't "NuSpeak," it's called "science", you should look into it, it's quite interesting......
I saw it in print. I frankly didn't bother to look it up. Whether it's science or faith is a moot point. It is certainly pushed by the BBC as a new faith. We are certainly doing faith-like things prejudicial to keeping the lights on in pursuit of it but of course, as you'll say "Jolly good job Noah used a bit of faith and built his Ark, else we'd not be here." Who knows, you may be right but it's not me you need to persuade. It's the rest of the world which makes the difference, not mini-me UK.
[quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lyndon666[/bold] wrote: Bad for jobs, good for the environment.[/p][/quote]Please explain why?[/p][/quote]Because pollution from burning coal is one of the leading causes of avoidable death worldwide. You might be perfectly happy breathing in particulates, sulphur dioxide, mercury and arsenic, but I'll pass thanks. And that's before we get onto climate change......[/p][/quote]I'll probably take a chance on a bit of smoke rather than hypothermia if these numbskulls get their way and we're dependent on the whim of the wind. And as for "anthropic" (don't you love NuSpeak?) climate change, yep, Wales shutting a little coaling station is sure going to make a massive difference to the output of China, US, India etc etc etc, isn't it?[/p][/quote]Anthropic: from Greek "pertaining to man". Actually I think you meant anthropogenic: "produced by man." This isn't "NuSpeak," it's called "science", you should look into it, it's quite interesting......[/p][/quote]I saw it in print. I frankly didn't bother to look it up. Whether it's science or faith is a moot point. It is certainly pushed by the BBC as a new faith. We are certainly doing faith-like things prejudicial to keeping the lights on in pursuit of it but of course, as you'll say "Jolly good job Noah used a bit of faith and built his Ark, else we'd not be here." Who knows, you may be right but it's not me you need to persuade. It's the rest of the world which makes the difference, not mini-me UK. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

3:44pm Sat 10 May 14

Llanmartinangel says...

regaturn wrote:
I look forward to reading the headline '60 WAG jobs to be lost '
Err, sadly the reverse is the case. 400 MORE taken on.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-wales-polit
ics-25849068
[quote][p][bold]regaturn[/bold] wrote: I look forward to reading the headline '60 WAG jobs to be lost '[/p][/quote]Err, sadly the reverse is the case. 400 MORE taken on. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-wales-polit ics-25849068 Llanmartinangel
  • Score: -6

4:01pm Sat 10 May 14

Fat controller says...

Sse have been fair all the way and have tried to safeguard employees jobs, it's the management at uskmouth that have been unfair, no communication, no help and have been wasting sse money by having jobs done on there budget to allow new company a head start, if they hadn't have spent this money then sse might have still given the new company an extra month to come up with the necessary things! But in my eyes what we've heared is everyone is better off as sse only wanted them to pay employees wages from may1st and they couldn't even do that so we may have been wondering from month to month if we were going to get paid....
Sse have been fair all the way and have tried to safeguard employees jobs, it's the management at uskmouth that have been unfair, no communication, no help and have been wasting sse money by having jobs done on there budget to allow new company a head start, if they hadn't have spent this money then sse might have still given the new company an extra month to come up with the necessary things! But in my eyes what we've heared is everyone is better off as sse only wanted them to pay employees wages from may1st and they couldn't even do that so we may have been wondering from month to month if we were going to get paid.... Fat controller
  • Score: -1

6:53pm Sun 11 May 14

welshmen says...

Get the WAG to buy the power station, WAG Investments in Wales, they bought Cardiff Airport to fly empty planes to Anglesey, we all know we have enough of the black stuff to burn in a coal fired power station....,
Get the WAG to buy the power station, WAG Investments in Wales, they bought Cardiff Airport to fly empty planes to Anglesey, we all know we have enough of the black stuff to burn in a coal fired power station...., welshmen
  • Score: -2

1:19pm Wed 14 May 14

Spinflight says...

Labour and tory policies in action... Through the EU of course.

Once the lights start to go out support for UKIP's energy policy is going to skyrocket.

ukipnewport.com
Labour and tory policies in action... Through the EU of course. Once the lights start to go out support for UKIP's energy policy is going to skyrocket. ukipnewport.com Spinflight
  • Score: 1

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