Energy news updates
Prospect has welcomed news that the Treasury has signed a deal with Hitachi and Horizon over the financing of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa, North Wales.
Prospect has broadly welcomed the Labour party's Powering Britain green paper.
The 120 tonnes of plutonium stored at Sellafield could work as an asset and the benefits of recycling it to provide low-carbon energy and highly skilled jobs for the future should be explored.
Prospect’s science, engineering and sustainability advisory committee is collating evidence of UK science at risk through loss of skills and threats to funding.
More than 20 MPs from across the political spectrum attended the launch of the Prospect Pledge campaign in the House of Commons on 6 November.
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Prospect has welcomed news that EDF and the Treasury have reached agreement on the minimum price the company will be paid for electricity produced by the first new nuclear power plant to be built in a generation.
On behalf of 21,000 specialists in nuclear decommissioning and energy supply Prospect has said the decision to extend the management contract at Sellafield for another five years is the common sense option.
The largest union for nuclear workers has signed a landmark recognition deal with Babcock International-Nuclear reinforcing its role as the voice for scientists, engineers, managers and specialists within the industry.
A lively TUC fringe meeting in Bournemouth last Tuesday (10 September) heard why nuclear new build must contribute to a balanced energy policy, and debated the challenges this poses.
Prospect has welcomed the Liberal Democrats' recognition of the need for new nuclear power stations as a key component of low-carbon energy generation for the future.
The largest union for nuclear industry employees has welcomed the announcement that a new consultation is to explore the options for managing the UK's stock of radioactive waste.
The under-representation of women in key parts of the economy must be addressed by the government – and unions have a vital part to play in raising awareness – Prospect will tell TUC conference tomorrow (Sunday).
Prospect has raised concerns about the potential impact of the Pensions Bill on members in the electricity and nuclear industries who have ‘protected persons’ status.
Prospect has described today's (Thursday) government announcement on infrastructure investment as yet another missed opportunity.
In the wake of the Bangladeshi disasters, Sarah Page blogs about the value of UK safety regulation.
Prospect has called on all parties involved in negotiations on setting a strike price for electricity generated by the planned new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, to redouble their efforts and secure an agreement.
The review is likely to be of interest not only to members in the energy sector but anyone in related asset-management, engineering or health and safety professional work.
Prospect has welcomed plans to bring the National Nuclear Laboratory into direct government control.
Responding to a report from the Commons' Energy and Climate Change committee, Prospect has said it backed the call by MPs for the government to show stronger leadership in order to build confidence and attract investment in new nuclear plant.
Prospect has called for urgent action to encourage investment in new energy infrastructure or risk the shortfall in supply described by the energy regulator Ofgem.