Nuclear news updates
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Prospect has called on all parties involved in negotiations on setting a strike price for electricity generated by the planned new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, to redouble their efforts and secure an agreement.
The review is likely to be of interest not only to members in the energy sector but anyone in related asset-management, engineering or health and safety professional work.
Prospect has welcomed the planning decision made in relation to the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
Responding to a report from the Commons' Energy and Climate Change committee, Prospect has said it backed the call by MPs for the government to show stronger leadership in order to build confidence and attract investment in new nuclear plant.
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Prospect has called for urgent action to encourage investment in new energy infrastructure or risk the shortfall in supply described by the energy regulator Ofgem.
Prospect has called for closer scrutiny of Sellafield's owners after a Commons select committee criticised the rising costs of decommissioning.
On the eve of a crucial decision over a potential geological disposal facility (GDF) for radioactive waste in west Cumbria, nuclear workers are calling on local councillors to vote to allow further scientific assessments.
Prospect has reacted cautiously to the government's white paper on state pensions.
The decision by EDF Energy to extend the expected life of Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B nuclear power stations until at least 2023 was hailed today by Prospect.
Prospect has welcomed the publication of the Government's long-awaited Energy Bill saying it represents three important steps towards securing investment in a carbon-free energy future.
The government has announced important measures towards encouraging investment in a carbon-free energy future, said Prospect. The union was commenting on today’s announcement from the Department for Energy and Climate Change in advance of the publication of next week's energy bill.
The publication by EDF Energy of its proposals and options for a Sizewell C nuclear power station has been welcomed by Prospect.
Procrastination over key decisions needed to steer the UK's energy policy risks derailing moves to secure the twin goals of decarbonisation and security of supply, energy union Prospect has warned.
The government needs to implement its plans for electricty market reform as a matter of urgency or risk running out of spare electricity capacity by 2015, Prospect has warned.
Prospect has described today's deadline for bids for Horizon Nuclear Power as crucial to the future of new nuclear build in the UK.
Prospect has expressed concern following news that EnergySolutions Inc has withdrawn its UK and European businesses from the market after failing to find a buyer.
Prospect today supported a motion at TUC stressing the vital role of coal to the UK's energy mix and the need for the government to support clean coal technology and carbon capture and storage.
Prospect's EDF Energy branch committee meets on 6 September to decide whether to ballot members on the recent pay offer for staff in Nuclear Generation.
Energy union Prospect has said that while the government undoubtedly faces major challenges introducing an effective long-term energy policy, there are no excuses for further delays.