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Clean Coal Task Group (CCTG)
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The Clean Coal Task Group (CCTG) coordinates much of the work undertaken by the TUC and its affiliates in support of Congress energy policy. The CCTG is a joint industry-unions body, chaired by Michael Gibbons. Its activities include reports, Ministerial and MP's briefings and liaison with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Clean Coal. Key policy issues include the case for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology for coal and gas, and securing a long term future for UK mining industry through its Roadmap for coal. The TUC is represented on the UK Coal Forum and the Carbon Capture and Storage Development Forum. This new forum, established in November 2010, is chaired by the Energy Secretary, bringing together government and industry stakeholders to devise ways to overcome barriers and maximise business opportunities in order to commercially deploy CCS in the UK.
Roadmap for coal [PDF] This report warns that unless ministers get their energy policy right there is a danger that reforms to the electricity market will simply see the construction of a number of new gas power stations to the detriment of coal.