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Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8th April 2010.

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Photo of Ed Miliband Ed Miliband The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 10:30 am, 8th April 2010

The hon. Gentleman will be much missed from this House. He has been a fighter not just for coal but for manufacturing industry in general and he has distinguished himself and is known throughout the country for the work that he has done. He is right to say that clean coal technology is an important part of our future. We are shortly to pass the Energy Bill, which introduces a clean coal levy to fund carbon capture and storage demonstration. That could be a massive industry for the future for Britain and could benefit all our regions. I hope that the House will pass the Bill and that we can get on with the business of making that happen.

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