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Prospect condemns UK pit closures as short-sighted

27 March 2015

Two collieries in England will have to close this year, with the loss of thousands of jobs, because the government has refused to support UK Coal’s application for £338m of state aid, Prospect has warned (Thursday 26 March).

Longannet decision means lost jobs and lost capacity, Prospect warns

23 March 2015

Prospect has expressed shock and opposition to the announcement that National Grid has not selected Scottish Power owned Longannet power station to be part of its voltage stability contract.

Thousands of energy jobs at stake over Longannet future, shadow minister to be told

16 March 2015

Prospect, the union representing engineers and professionals in the energy supply industry, will today [Monday] raise the issue of the threatened Longannet power station at a meeting with shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex

Major parties must fight unfair charging system for Scotland’s power stations

09 March 2015

On the eve of a key meeting in the Scottish parliament, Prospect is calling on all the major political parties to push for changes to electricity transmission charges and create a level playing field for Scotland’s electricity industry.

Prospect presses Scottish energy minister over future of Longannet

24 February 2015

Prospect has held talks with Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing to secure the future of the Longannet power station in Fife.

Earlier stories:

Longannet intervention welcomed

Cable urged to back 'returnships' for women in STEM

UK women in nuclear campaign for change

Sellafield continuity essential

Update on Nuclear Generation Pay 23 December 2014

IT workers face uncertain Christmas

UK women in nuclear pool skills for their industry

Act to keep the lights on

Hinkley green light welcome

EU set to back Hinkley Point C

Base energy policy on evidence and analysis

Ask MPs to back the Prospect Pledge

EDF nuclear staff to ballot on three-year pay deal

Drax boost for clean coal

NuGen deal welcome

 
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