Fresh 12-day British Gas strike announced

GMB Union announced three lots of four-day strikes on 12th, 19th and 26th February

Package of excrement sent to Centrica’s boss over ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

Chris O’Shea admitted that this ‘fire and rehire’ dispute affects everybody

British Gas engineers to go on strike again for four days

GMB Union members will walk out on 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th February

British Gas engineers start five-day strike over pay and conditions

GMB union said it is the ‘first national gas strike in a decade’

UK engineering consultant wins interconnector deal

A UK engineering consultant has been appointed to develop a proposed interconnector between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A team of engineers at WSP will undertake a three-stage feasibility study to develop options and recommend a preferred solution for the 330kW power link between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). […]

Oxford electric motor factory officially opened

A new government-backed facility which manufactures electric motors has officially been opened in Oxford. University of Oxford’s spinout YASA’s 100,000 capacity plant will help deliver the next generation of environment-friendly hybrid and pure electric vehicles (EVs). Around 80% of production is to be exported around the world, including China. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark […]

EDF and AREVA back Saudi Arabia’s nuclear programme

French firms EDF and AREVA have signed a series of two agreements with organisations in Saudi Arabia to support the nation’s nuclear energy programme. The first set includes Memorandums of Understanding with five Saudi companies which aim to help develop the industrial and technical skills of local companies while the other set has been signed […]

91% of homes have power restored after major storm

Most of the more than half a million homes left without power following yesterday’s St Jude storm now have their electricity back. Electricity distribution firm UK Power Networks said it has restored power supplies to 91% of its 620,000 customers. According to the company 48,000 properties in the East and 9,600 in the South East are […]

£500,000 worth of vouchers for training in 'green' boilers

Boiler engineers can now get vouchers to put towards training in installing renewable heating systems in households under a new scheme launched by the Government. The £500,000 up for grabs is also backed by an apprenticeship initiative for people entering the industry to get relevant qualifications. Vouchers are for up to £500 or 75% off […]

UK offers £10m prize for affordable ultra-low emission cars

Businesses, engineers and academic experts are being offered a £10 million prize to develop ultra-low emission cars that can compete with oil or gas powered vehicles. The cash will be given for technological improvements which enable ultra-low emissions vehicles to run as long and as far as conventionally fuelled cars, without having to burn fossil […]