Campaign Update

Stop Hinkley Campaign calls for a renewables Plan B for Hinkley

According to Nick Butler writing in the Financial Times on 14th May “the UK government is preparing a plan B, while continuing to claim that Hinkley will still go ahead. Mr Osborne wanted [N.B. past tense] Hinkley but he is the ultimate realist.” (1)

Former Conservative MP, Tim Yeo, described as the highest-profile pro-nuclear lobbyist, has also called for a Plan B – a nuclear Plan B – to make sure that other nuclear power plants planned after Hinkley Point receive the right …

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Do we really need nuclear power to provide baseload power?

The UK Government and pro-nuclear advocates argue that we need nuclear power to provide baseload electricity. In reality the concept of baseload power is quickly becoming obsolete. It is perfectly feasible to design a reliable electricity system based on 100% renewable energy. In fact strong market forces which favour decentralised energy mean that utilities continuing to promote large centralised power stations are threatening their own existence and need to move to a new decentralised utility model as soon as practicable.

Do …

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Hinkley C Mothballed – Is it in its Death Throes?

Two very recent articles in Click Green and Professional Engineer indicate that Hinkley Point C is now officially mothballed. Indeed the project seems to be in its death throes.

We already knew that site preparation work at Hinkley Point C was stopped in April 2015, up to 400 construction workers were laid off, and the Final Investment Decision was delayed until the autumn. (1) What wasn’t clear at the time was that NNB Genco – the consortium planning to build the …

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Daily News Roundup

31 May 2016

Hinkley

A furious row has broken out after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) refused to disclose the arrangement with EDF for dealing with radioactive waste at the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. The information commissioner’s office has turned down a freedom of information (FoI) request for state aid arrangements between the UK and the European commission to be made public. The FoI complainant, David Lowry, has launched an appeal, claiming it is in the public interest for …

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30 May 2016

Moorside

Moorside would be 20 miles from Keswick – join protest on 31st May.

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29 May 2016

Hinkley

Business Leader: The Hinkley farce – which has been running since last October, when the final sign-off was due within weeks – could yet roll on and on. The UK government is disinclined to set a deadline: it’s a “commercial decision” for EDF. Meanwhile, the current French government could have a radically different shape this time next year – there is a presidential election in 2017 and the incumbent, François Hollande, is the least popular leader in modern French history. …

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