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COP26 – politics and hypocrisy

16 November 2021

The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow talked a lot about ending all reliance on fossil fuels. But modern society depends on them to feed, clothe, warm itself, and to provide security, education, health and culture.

Refinery workers vote for action on pay and pensions

7 October 2021

Essar has picked a dispute at Stanlow refinery during a petrol panic, trying to go back on a pay deal and worsen pensions – provoking a furious and united response from the refinery workers, members of the Unite union.

Still no plan for energy

22 September 2021

This government’s refusal to plan for Britain to be self-reliant in energy has produced a crisis of soaring prices, disrupted gas supplies and domestic steel and other essential manufacturing output compromised.

The rise of nuclear power

24 October 2020

Despite Britain's formidable base of scientific and engineering knowledge, development of nuclear power has stalled. Britain needs to change that to secure future energy supplies.

BiFab workers protest at EDF in Edinburgh

5 July 2019

With their jobs under threat after contracts they could meet have been sent abroad, workers from the BiFab construction yards in Fife protested at the head office of the energy giant EDF in Edinburgh.

Nuclear gap

19 January 2019

Hitachi has pulled out of building a new nuclear power station in Anglesey, two months after Toshiba dropped its project in Cumbria. Britain’s nuclear energy policy is now in disarray.

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