Energy news updates
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.
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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
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.
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.