Campaign Update

Risk of Hinkley Point C no longer justified (if it ever was)

According to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), energy efficiency improvements to home heating, insulation, lighting and appliances could reduce the energy consumed in UK households each year by the equivalent to the output of six nuclear power stations the size of Hinkley Point C, saving consumers £270 off the average household energy bill of £1,100. (1) In fact, when the UK government first endorsed Hinkley Point C, (HPC) it was projecting an increase in electricity consumption of 15% by …

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How will ministers explain to consumers why we are paying renewables to switch off so we can buy expensive nuclear electricity?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) now expects renewable power deployment to be significantly higher than previously thought after 2020, primarily due to the plummeting cost and surging popularity of solar power and storage technologies. BEIS’ projections now expect cumulative new build renewables capacity from 2016 to 2035 to reach 45GW, marking a sharp increase in the 2015 projection for 33GW of new capacity. The energy supply gap expected from Hinkley Point C (HPC) delays is already …

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Daily News Roundup

23 September 2017

Hinkley

CONSTRUCTION workers at Hinkley Point C have overwhelmingly rejected a renewed pay offer in the long-standing dispute over pay and bonuses on the project. Industrial action is now likely after 95 per cent of staff rejected the new deal from EDF which was understood to be about a five per cent increase on their gross pay. A worker at the power plant site, who did not want to be named, expects the same proportion of the workforce will support industrial …

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