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Delegates back call for commission on long-term future of the energy industry and recommit to nuclear as part of balanced energy policy

Nuclear plant workers
Prospect senior deputy general secretary Sue Ferns welcomes Wylfa decision but calls for government to take broad view

Pylons at Sellafield nuclear site
PM calls for opportunity for UK to fully associate with Euratom R&T and the successor to Horizon 2020 

Nuclear decommissioning
Prospect, the Union representing professional, technical and specialist staff at the Dounreay nuclear facility in Caithness, has joined with Phil Craig,  CEO of the site operating company DSRL, in supporting the A’Mhoine bid to become the UK’s vertical launch spaceport facility in a bid to create new high quality jobs for the north of Scotland.  Dounreay’s other unions, the GMB and Unite, have already come out in support of the project.  

A new report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has warned that falling investment in clean energy infrastructure challenges our ability to meet climate change targets, strengthening the case for a new financing model.