Daily News Roundup, 25 February 2021
Workers across Britain occupied the offices of EDF energy today over its plan to hire untrained electricians to carry out work at Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The electricians have accused their bosses of “multi-skilling” at the site in Bridgwater, where the station is being built at an estimated cost of £22.5 billion. An agreement to employ about 500 electrical apprentices has been reneged on, the workers said, and replaced with training courses for “support operatives.” The plan would mean … read more »
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It should be obvious now that Scotland can supply 100 per cent of ALL of its energy by renewables. Yet the Scottish Government has not pledged to do this yet. So let’s campaign for this commitment now!
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‘The Scottish Parliament should commit to a target of sourcing 100 per cent of all energy used in Scotland (not just electricity) from renewable energy by 2045 or earlier to … read more »
Future of new nuclear power in the UK
I’m writing to you in connection with the Government’s discussions on the financing of new nuclear power stations. We understand that you are meeting EDF’s CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy on 30th September. It is reported that EDF are ‘demanding clarity’ on how financing is to take place for the proposed Sizewell C plant. It is absolutely critical that the Government is not bounced into taking a hasty decision, particularly given … read more »