Campaign Update

Time to Cancel Hinkley Point C

Reflecting much of the media comment, since offshore wind costs as low as £57.50/MWh were announced earlier this month, (1) The Guardian’s editorial said the precipitous drop in the price of electricity from offshore wind turbines should “blow away” the UK’s nuclear plans. It describes Hinkley Point C as “like a dinosaur even before it arrives on earth”. Ministers should “open the door to a greener, cleaner future where Britain meets greenhouse gas targets without more expensive nuclear plants.” (2)

Now, …

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Abandoning Hinkley Point C now could save consumers almost £1.5bn per year for 35 years from 2027

Stop Hinkley Campaign submits response to the Helm ‘cost of energy’ review.

The Stop Hinkley Campaign has submitted a joint response, with the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA), to the UK Government’s call for evidence on Professor Dieter Helm’s review of the UK energy market and the financial costs of energy to consumers and businesses. (1)

The joint submission argues the best way for the Government to keep electricity costs to consumers as low as possible over the coming decades, while reducing …

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Daily News Roundup

25 February 2018

EDF

[Machine Translation] Review of forgings at Le Creusot: EDF discovered 1,063 anomalies and 233 nonconformities on 23 reactors. Following the discovery of numerous irregularities at Creusot Forge, now Framatome, EDF continues its review of the parts installed in its reactors. A first report was published in September 2017 . A second assessment has just been posted . EdF makes a count of compliance discrepancies by distinguishing “non-conformities” that relate to an internal requirement to the manufacturer of “anomalies” relating to …

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