Will People always need coal?

Back in the early 1960’s the National Coal board had a problem. It was suffering from a lack of manpower (and it exclusively saw mining as a male working environment) to get the hundreds of years of coal under the ground in South Wales, the East Midlands and North East. The world of work was changing. Education was improving meaning that those pupils who would originally end up down the mine were going on to college or shunning the work. They began an aggressive advertising campaign to attract workers. The idea was that it was a job for life for them and their children. It was very well paid. It was said “people will always need coal”. Within 30 years all the mines were closed.

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Coal is not environmentally safe. It contributes massively to global warming. It no longer heats our homes, this usual falls to the boiler. Boilers Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Swindon or wherever need to have a service and https://www.hprservicesltd.com/cheltenham-boilers/ can provide that.

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We have been able, in the UK, to slowly wean ourselves of our reliance on coal turning more and more to alternatives such as wind and solar and Nuclear power. Oil still remains an issue but it seems that coal is not required anymore. At least for now.

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