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Drax’s exit from carbon capture is a body blow to low-carbon energy

25 September 2015

Energy workers’ union Prospect has warned that Drax’s decision to pull out of a £1bn carbon capture project will be a “body blow to low-carbon energy generation for the UK”.

Prospect hails £2bn Hinkley guarantee as key step towards low carbon future

21 September 2015

Prospect has welcomed the government’s £2bn support for the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Mr Frostbite: a tale of survival and courage

15 September 2015

Sixteen years ago Nigel Vardy suffered life-changing injuries on a climbing expedition. Today he still climbs mountains, works in an electricity control room and gives motivational talks under the name Mr Frostbite. Katherine Beirne meets him

Get building to keep the lights on, says Prospect

04 September 2015

News that EDF’s new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant will not be operational by 2023 proves the government needs to set out a clear road map outlining how the lights are going to stay on, energy union Prospect has said.

Eggborough’s closure widens the capacity gap and means lost skills

03 September 2015

Britain will face an energy shortage due to the lack of incentives to invest in non-renewable power, Prospect has said.

Earlier stories:

Prospect welcomes Longannet task force

Dismay at Longannet closure

AWE members accept minimum 2% pay offer

HPC a step closer

University honours Prospect equality campaigner

Act now or risk blackouts

NuGen deal is welcome

Prospect welcomes CMA report

Government forces closure of Hatfield Colliery

Killingholme’s closure is devastating news, says Prospect

Closures delayed at two power stations

More detail needed on Magnox cuts

Prospect Extra service to save members money on energy

Ferrybridge closure increases risk of winter blackouts

Prospect gains seat on Longannet planning body

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