Nearly half a million US clean energy workers unemployed as COVID continues

The 446,000 workers make up around 13% of the total clean energy workforce, according to a new analysis of federal unemployment filings

Duke Energy Renewables and SEI seek to generate employment in the US solar energy sector

The partnership has announced a $10,000 scholarship fund for potential candidates who have been economically impacted by the Covid-19 crisis

New York’s clean economy employed nearly 160k workers last year

The state’s clean energy economy has seen 8.9% employment growth since 2016, nearly double the growth of its overall economy

Wind energy worker
Energy workers ‘must be supported through renewable transition’

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says a body should be set up to support workers in Northern England

Government ‘must support clean energy jobs in the North of England’

The Institute for Public Policy Research says the region could prove a vital low carbon powerhouse

UK’s offshore oil and gas sector ‘must boost recruitment efforts’

Oil & Gas UK says the industry must focus on hiring a diverse mix of staff able to make its 2035 goals a reality

UK infrastructure boom ‘risked by skills shortage’

Only half of sustainability experts are confident those working on infrastructure projects have the necessary skills. That’s according to a new report from IEMA, which suggests the UK is currently experiencing an unparalleled surge of investment in infrastructure and must find enough of the right workers to keep up with demand if it is to […]

Sellafield workers vote to strike over pay

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning facility have voted in favour of strike action over pay disputes. Members of the GMB union voted by more than three-to-one to cease work at the site in Cumbria. It claims the decision followed the company ignoring requests for further pay talks after it imposed a below-inflation pay rise […]

Modular housing contract worth £50m for Hinkley Point C builders

A company has secured a £50 million contract to build accommodation for Hinkley Point C construction workers. Caledonian, a bespoke building firm from Nottinghamshire, has doubled its workforce for the Laing O’Rourke project. It says it has already completed the offsite production of the first accommodation modules, which will be delivered to Somerset 96% complete […]

Nuclear workers to vote on strike action

Nuclear trade unions are to ballot for strike action in response to proposed pension cuts in the sector. The GMB, Prospect, Unite and ASLEF/TSSA unions met in London yesterday and organised the ballot in response to more than £660 million of pension cuts for 16,000 workers across 19 sites. The workers, who are primarily involved in decommissioning work, will vote in […]