Campaign Update

UK Energy Policy and Hinkley Point C at a Tipping Point

UK Energy Policy is at a tipping point. Following the withdrawal of two Japanese giants – Toshiba and Hitachi – from nuclear projects at Moorside in Cumbria and Wylfa on Anglesey – it is now clearer than ever that it would be cheaper to build new renewable capacity rather than continue building Hinkley Point C. It’s now time to cut our losses and abandon the Hinkley Point C project altogether.

Even Business Secretary, Greg Clark has recognised that “The cost of

read more »

Comment

Is the nuclear tide turning?

Is the tide turning against the new nuclear programme? The UK’s first National Infrastructure Assessment, published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) says the shift to greener energy is a “golden opportunity” – the UK can move to “highly renewable, clean and low-cost energy”, while ending the use of gas for heating and shifting to 100% sales of electric vehicle (EVs) by 2030. It says a “quiet revolution” in renewable costs means government should prioritise wind and solar, echoing new …

read more »

more comment »

Daily News Roundup

16 February 2019

New Nuclear

Government advisers were awarded contracts worth millions of pounds on failing nuclear projects, despite in some cases also advising the companies behind the schemes. PWC, the accounting firm, was awarded a five-year, £4.5 million contract by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as a financial adviser on the Wylfa plant on Anglesey, the future of which is in doubt. The project was being developed by Horizon, a subsidiary of Hitachi, but the Japanese company said last month that …

read more »

Sizewell

Hinkley

EDF

Energy Policy

Energy Costs

Radioactive Contamination

Nuclear Research

New Nuclear Outlook

Energy Outlook

France

Japan

Belgium

Renewables

Renewables – solar

Renewables – offshore wind

Geothermal

100% Renewables

Energy Storage

CCS

EVs

Climate

more news »

Share