Campaign Update

Paris Court Ruling on Hinkley Point C Risks

A court in Paris has ordered French utility EDF to release a risk analysis report to the group’s works council (CEE) concerning its Hinkley Point C nuclear project. The appeals court in Paris said the firm must communicate the report within a month and must consult the CEE regarding the project within two months.

In 2016, EDF refused to release all documents required by the council for it to be able to issue its advice on the project, triggering CEE’s legal …

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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 …

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Daily News Roundup

18 November 2018

Capacity Market

Winter has come early for the Government’s energy policy. Although temperatures have only just begun to dip, certainty over whether the UK is prepared for the cold has already plunged. In the space of one week, major policies affecting Britain’s gas and electricity supplies have been thrown into doubt. A European court ruling has brought a cornerstone scheme designed to keep the lights on to an immediate standstill. Meanwhile, Brexit fears have reignitedThe move threatens a return of price spikes …

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Brexit

Sellafield

New Nuclear

France

Spain

Belgium

Fusion

Local energy

Renewables – onshore wind

Smart Meters

Fossil Fuels

Just Transition

Climate

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