Energy news updates
More detail is needed about how nuclear decommissioning company Magnox Ltd plans to cut up to 1,600 jobs in the UK, said Prospect, the largest union for nuclear industry employees.
Helping to slash household energy bills is just one of the ways in which the union will be able to put cash back into members' pockets when the Prospect Extra service launches in July, offering market-beating deals on common financial and household services as well as independent expert advice.
The decision to close Ferrybridge power station in Yorkshire increases the threat of winter blackouts and could have been avoided if more support had been available for low carbon technologies with vast export potential, including carbon capture and storage and more efficient coal plants
Options for saving Scotland’s largest power station as well as how best to deal with the fallout from potential closure will be discussed when Prospect meets with representatives from the employer and devolved government next week.
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).