Campaign Update

Stop Hinkley on EC Decision

Stop Hinkley Comment on European Commission Go-ahead for £17.6bn Hinkley Deal

The Stop Hinkley Campaign has expressed its extreme disappointment that the European Commission has today decided to approve subsidies of up to £17.6 billion to EDF Energy to build two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

Stop Hinkley Spokesperson Allan Jeffrey said:

This deal is clearly illegal under European law; it will saddle UK consumers with the bill for paying huge subsidies for decades, and yet there are more

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Comment

Nuclear Investment – what is China’s motivation?

The Colchester Gazette doesn’t publish letters online which is a pity. This one from Professor Barry Jones is particularly interesting.

Dear Sir

News that Chinese state-owned companies remain interested in the possibility of building and operating a new nuclear power station at Bradwell should remind all readers that nuclear power is not a business like any other business and that Chinese state-owner companies are not companies like any other companies.

Nuclear power remains one of the most dangerous forms of power generation. The Fukushima …

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Nuclear is a choice – not a requirement

The number of energy efficiency measures being installed to help homes save energy has collapsed as a result of government policies according to the Association for the Conservation of Energy.(1) Yet an ambitious programme of insulating buildings, and producing more energy directly from buildings themselves could net savings to the economy averaging £12.1bn per year from now until 2050.(2)

The government’s energy efficiency policies are in free fall” says Ed Matthew, director of the Energy Bill Revolution campaign, “as a result,

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Daily News Roundup

21 October 2014

Hinkley

The Stop Hinkley Campaign today welcomed news that the National Audit Office (NAO) has begun an investigation into UK Government plans to subsidise the proposed new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. (1) The NAO is the financial watchdog which scrutinises public spending on behalf of parliament. Stop Hinkley Spokesperson Allan Jeffery said: “This is an extraordinarily bad deal, locking consumers into high prices until almost 2060. Worse still it will use up most of the money available to subsidise …

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20 October 2014

Hinkley

PLANS for a new £16bn nuclear power plant in Somerset which will create up to 25,000 jobs, came a step closure to fruition after the European Commission gave approval. The commission had been investigating whether the terms of the deal struck between French firm EDF and the Government constituted illegal state aid for the build of Hinkley C.

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19 October 2014

Hinkley

The Stop Hinkley Campaign today welcomed the audit of Government plans to subsidise the proposed new Hinkley Point C. Stop Hinkley spokesman Allan Jeffrey said it was “an extraordinarily bad deal, locking consumers into high prices until almost 2060. Worse still it will use up most of the money available to subsidise non-fossil fuel energy leaving almost nothing available for renewables at a time when their costs are plummeting,” he added. The NAO move follows pressure from the House of …

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18 October 2014

Hinkley

Hinkley Point is decided. The so-called guardians of EU law failed us, the single energy market broken, the rule of law diminished, and Europe’s so-called “energy union” still born. If we’re lucky it will take us five maybe ten years to recover from the Hinkley scandal. If we’re unlucky, then never.

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