Energy news updates
Responding to the assessment from National Grid about the tight winter power capacity, Prospect, the union for energy professionals, said there is a chronic need to invest now in generating capacity.
Prospect - the largest union for nuclear industry employees - has welcomed the positive decision by the European Commission, which should pave the way to the construction of Hinkley Point C.
Prospect has welcomed the latest indication that the European Commission will make a positive decision on Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation.
TUC delegates praised the work of Environment Agency staff during the winter of 2013-14. However, one sentence in an amendment turned the motion about flood resilience into a debate about fracking.
Prospect is encouraging more members to follow the example of colleagues and seek a meeting with their local MP to urge them to work with the union and support its Pledge campaign.
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Prospect is recommending that members in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation accept an improved three-year pay offer – with a 2.5% increase in 2014 – as the best that can be achieved by negotiations.
Prospect has welcomed the €300m grant awarded to the White Rose project by the European Commission.
Prospect has welcomed the announcement that Toshiba and GDF have completed a deal on a new nuclear power project on the west Cumbria coast.
Prospect is calling on the Labour party to pledge to raise the current percentage of women in science, technology, engineering and maths professions from 13% to 30% by 2020.
Prospect is working with several organisations to mark National Women in Engineering Day on Monday 23 June
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The Health & Safety Executive announced its 10 week consultation on proposals to amend the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
Prospect welcomes news that Cavendish Fluor Partnership has won the contract to manage the Magnox and RSRL sites
Prospect, which represents over 20,000 professionals in the energy sector, has voiced concern that the referral of the 'big six' by OFGEM to the Competition and Markets Authority could hamper much needed investment in the sector.
The drive to achieve a secure low-carbon energy supply for the future will be jeopardised if action isn't taken to recruit more highly skilled graduates and apprentices into the industry.
The government's decision not to override pension protections put in place when the electricity industry was privatised has been welcomed by Prospect.
Following some internal re-organisation, responsibility for Prospect members in Intergen has moved from the regional office in Liverpool to our office in Wimbledon. Last week Colin Daye-Gretton and I met Intergen to resume pay discussions. After consideration of a number of options, Intergen finally put to us an offer which we are recommending to you.
Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee report into progress at Sellafield, Prospect has welcomed recognition of the shortage of skills in decommissioning.
Predictive modelling of the biosphere is a long-term goal that could unite Prospect scientists across a range of disciplines, says microbiologist Dave Roberts, who retired from the Natural History Museum in December 2013
Prospect welcomes the news that Toshiba is seeking a majority stake in NugGen