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The lights will go out in the UK unless urgent action is taken to embed an integrated energy policy that encourages investment in skills as well as infrastructure, energy union Prospect has warned.
The largest union for nuclear industry employees welcomes the signing of a deal between EDF Energy and the China General Nuclear Power Corporation which paves the way for a final investment decision on new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point C, Somerset, and other UK infrastructure projects.
Energy workers’ union Prospect has warned that Drax’s decision to pull out of a £1bn carbon capture project will be a “body blow to low-carbon energy generation for the UK”.
Prospect has welcomed the government’s £2bn support for the construction of Hinkley Point C.
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News that EDF’s new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant will not be operational by 2023 proves the government needs to set out a clear road map outlining how the lights are going to stay on, energy union Prospect has said.
Britain will face an energy shortage due to the lack of incentives to invest in non-renewable power, Prospect has said.
Prospect has welcomed the announcement of Hinkley Point C contracts being signed with key contractors but warned that the skills challenge facing the UK cannot be underestimated.
National Grid's announcement about the tight winter electricity margins shows there is a chronic need to invest in capacity and introduce a coherent plan for the transition to low-carbon generation.
Prospect has welcomed news that UK nuclear new-build developer NuGen has signed a deal with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the land contract at Moorside, near Sellafield in Cumbria.
Prospect has welcomed the provisional findings of the investigation into the UK energy market conducted by the Competition and Markets Authority.
Prospect, the union for energy professionals, welcomed the news that members at the Killingholme and Brigg power stations have been awarded another 10 months’ work after securing a contract which will delay the planned closure of both plants.
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.
Only 7% of engineering professionals in the UK are female – the lowest in Europe – and women working across the nuclear industry are determined to change that.
Commenting on the news that the government is expected to terminate the £9bn contract awarded to the consortium managing and operating the Sellafield site, nuclear union Prospect has called for continuity in operations to be maintained.
Women in the UK nuclear industry have linked up to address the sector's gender balance, improve the numbers of women in leadership and engage with the public on nuclear issues
Responding to the assessment from National Grid about the tight winter power capacity, Prospect, the union for energy professionals, said there is a chronic need to invest now in generating capacity.
Prospect - the largest union for nuclear industry employees - has welcomed the positive decision by the European Commission, which should pave the way to the construction of Hinkley Point C.
Prospect has welcomed the latest indication that the European Commission will make a positive decision on Hinkley Point C – Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation.
Prospect is recommending that members in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation accept an improved three-year pay offer – with a 2.5% increase in 2014 – as the best that can be achieved by negotiations.