A recent article by the Energy Post speaks to a young professional working in the energy sector at RWE/Essent, the largest energy producer in the Netherlands, and her experiences in the process of restructuring. Frustration is mounting among most workers as companies like RWE/Essent are become private players instead of government-owned, creating job losses and highlighting the generation gap. Further, people are frustrated at the changing views: “Employees who work with coal-fired plants and who are fully committed to their work find it extremely painful that many people speak so negatively about coal,” says the RWE/Essent worker. “People at RWE/Essent are now fully aware of the necessity to search for a new role as an energy company. But what that means is still quite abstract. This is still a conservative sector of old men in gray suits.”
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