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