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Report Number: 11999 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Raw: Three Yorkshire power stations criticised in report (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Following reports 11997 and 11998 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Richard Corbett MEP (Labour, Yorkshire & Humber) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Richard Corbett MEP (Labour, Yorkshire & Humber)

Duration: 4 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: Union in Yorkshire

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Report Number: 11998 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Three Yorkshire power stations criticised in report (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Coal still has a future in Yorkshire, one of our MEPs has insisted. A report published today picked out three power stations in our region as amongst the top-30 dirtiest in Europe when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions. The green groups who published the report have called for alternatives like renewables to replace coal-fired power stations. But Yorkshire MEP, Richard Corbett, says although coal plants need to be improved, coal should still be part of our energy mix.

Interviewee: Richard Corbett MEP (Labour, Yorkshire & Humber)

Duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: Make it clean coal

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Report Number: 11997 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Three Yorkshire power stations criticised in report (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Three coal-fired power station in Yorkshire have been branded amongst the dirtiest in Europe. Drax, Eggborough, and Ferrybridge “C” produce high levels of carbon dioxide, according to the report by green groups. Two weeks ago the EU announced it is to provide £230 million to Drax to pioneer carbon capture and storage technology. Yorkshire MEP, Richard Corbett, says today’s report justifies that investment. NOTE TO EDITORS: The report entitled "Europe's dirty 30" can be found here http://bit.ly/1mz4LIN

Interviewee: Richard Corbett MEP (Labour, Yorkshire & Humber)

Duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds

Out-words: Future to coal

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Report Number: 11996 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Raw: East Mids power stations branded Europe’s dirtiest (3 of 3)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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Following reports 11994 and 11995 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Roger Helmer MEP (UKIP, East Midlands) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Roger Helmer MEP (UKIP, East Midlands)

Duration: 5 minutes 14 seconds

Out-words: Coal-fired power stations

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Report Number: 11995 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: East Mids power stations branded Europe’s dirtiest (2 of 3)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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New coal power stations are needed rather than renewables, says Roger Helmer. The East Midlands MEP has been speaking following a report published today which placed Ratcliffe-upon-Soar, Cottam near Retford and West Burton outside Gainsborough in the top-30 dirtiest in Europe. The list was compiled according to the amount of carbon dioxide produced. But UKIP MEP, Roger Helmer, rejects the conclusion of green groups that more renewables should be installed to replace coal.

Interviewee: Roger Helmer MEP (UKIP, East Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 23 seconds

Out-words: Not a solution

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Report Number: 11994 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: East Mids power stations branded Europe’s dirtiest (1 of 3)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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Three coal power stations in the East Midlands are amongst the dirtiest in Europe, according to a new report. Ratcliffe-upon-Soar, Cottam near Retford and West Burton outside Gainsborough produce high levels of carbon dioxide green groups claim. The report was authored by WWF and others and singles out the 30 "dirtiest" in Europe. But East Midlands UKIP MEP rejects their conclusions that our energy needs should be met by alternatives like renewables. He says the report strengthens his argument for more modern coal plants to be built. NOTE TO EDITORS: The report entitled "Europe's dirty 30" can be found here http://bit.ly/1mz4LIN

Interviewee: Roger Helmer MEP (UKIP, East Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: Cleaner than old ones

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Report Number: 11993 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Raw: Fiddler’s Ferry “duty to clean up”, says MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: North West

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Following reports 11991 and 11992 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Theresa Griffin MEP (Labour, North West) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Theresa Griffin MEP (Labour, North West)

Duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Out-words: To achieving that

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Report Number: 11992 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Fiddler’s Ferry “duty to clean up”, says MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: North West

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Workers and local people need to feel safe near Fiddler’s Ferry, says Theresa Griffin. A report by environmental groups published today lists the power station near Widnes as one of the dirtiest in Europe when it comes to carbon emissions. The report authors believe power stations are harmful to the environment and human health. They want more investment in greener alternatives. North West MEP, Theresa Griffin says the plant should improve standards.

Interviewee: Theresa Griffin MEP (Labour, North West)

Duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds

Out-words: Up its act

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Report Number: 11991 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Fiddler’s Ferry “duty to clean up”, says MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: North West

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Fiddler’s Ferry is 24th most polluting power station in Europe – that’s according to a report published today. The list of the top 30 most polluting coal power stations by carbon dioxide emissions was compiled by green groups including the WWF. From 2016 stricter EU law on power station emissions will start to come into force. Labour MEP for the North West, Theresa Griffin, says the plant needs to clean up its act. NOTE TO EDITORS: The report entitled "Europe's dirty 30" can be found here http://bit.ly/1mz4LIN

Interviewee: Theresa Griffin MEP (Labour, North West)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: Clean green technology

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Report Number: 11990 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Raw: Aberthaw must upgrade to survive, warns MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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Following reports 11988 and 11989 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Derek Vaughan MEP (Labour, Wales) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Derek Vaughan MEP (Labour, Wales)

Duration: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Out-words: Now do that

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Report Number: 11989 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Aberthaw must upgrade to survive, warns MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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Hundreds of job depend on Aberthaw continuing, Derek Vaughan has warned. A report today described the power station as the 23rd most polluting in Europe by carbon dioxide emissions. The report was put together by environmentalists including the WWF. Tougher pollution laws for power station start to come into force in 2016. According to Labour MEP, Derek Vaughan, the plant’s owner RWE is considering investing £40m in upgrading Aberthaw. Derek Vaughan says RWE needs to commit. NOTE TO EDITORS: The report entitled "Europe's dirty 30" can be found here http://bit.ly/1mz4LIN

Interviewee: Derek Vaughan MEP (Labour, Wales)

Duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds

Out-words: Remaining there

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Report Number: 11988 Date: 22/7/2014

Title: Aberthaw must upgrade to survive, warns MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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Aberthaw is 23rd most polluting power station in Europe – that’s according to a report published today. The list of the top 30 most polluting coal power stations by carbon dioxide emissions was compiled by green groups including the WWF. From 2016 stricter EU law on power station emissions will start to come into force. Aberthaw’s owner RWE is considering investing £40 million to upgrade the plant. Labour MEP for Wales, Derek Vaughan, says it is an important local employer and he hopes its future can be secured.

Interviewee: Derek Vaughan MEP (Labour, Wales)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: For the medium term

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Report Number: 11987 Date: 17/7/2014

Title: An independent Scotland would be out of the EU for at least 5 years, claims MEP

Of interest to: Scotland

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Hopes that an independent Scotland could retain EU membership have been dealt a blow, according to an MEP. UKIP's David Coburn says the incoming new President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has made it clear that having left the EU by separating from the rest of the UK, it would not be able to rejoin for at least 5 years. And it would not be at the front of the queue.
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Interviewee: David Coburn

Duration: 3 minutes 23 seconds

Out-words: ...50 miles from Edinburgh.

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Report Number: 11986 Date: 17/7/2014

Title: Scotland's hopes of staying in the EU after independence have been dealt a blow, says MEP

Of interest to: Scotland

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An independent Scotland would not be able to stay in the EU - and it couldn't apply to re-join for 5 years. That's the claim of UKIP MEP David Coburn after hearing a speech in Strasbourg by the incoming President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. He says the logistics for such a move are horribly complicated...

Interviewee: David Coburn

Duration: 0 minutes 31 seconds

Out-words: ...it's ludicrous.

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Report Number: 11985 Date: 17/7/2014

Title: Scotland couldn't rejoin EU for 5 years after independence, claims UKIP MEP

Of interest to: Scotland

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If Scotland opts for independence, it couldn't rejoin the EU for at least 5 years. That's the claim of UKIP MEP David Coburn. He says the SNP government's hopes of staying a part of the Union have been scuppered by the incoming President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker...

Interviewee: David Coburn

Duration: 0 minutes 29 seconds

Out-words: ...behind Turkey.

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