Campaign Update

UK Energy Policy and Hinkley Point C at a Tipping Point

UK Energy Policy is at a tipping point. Following the withdrawal of two Japanese giants – Toshiba and Hitachi – from nuclear projects at Moorside in Cumbria and Wylfa on Anglesey – it is now clearer than ever that it would be cheaper to build new renewable capacity rather than continue building Hinkley Point C. It’s now time to cut our losses and abandon the Hinkley Point C project altogether.

Even Business Secretary, Greg Clark has recognised that “The cost of

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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

19 February 2019

Wylfa

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns met representatives from Hitachi in Japan today to discuss the future of the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant in Wales. His visit to Tokyo comes after the Japanese company said it would shelve the £16 billion plant on Anglesey after failing to reach an agreement on the strike price with the UK Government. Mr Cairns said he is grateful to Hitachi for the “constructive meeting” today to discuss options for its future plans in Wales. The …

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Areva

EDF

Sellafield

Energy Policy

Europe

Japan – offshore wind

Australia

Canada

Renewables

100% Renewables

Renewables – hydro

Renewables – solar

Power-to-Gas

Fossil Fuels

Climate

Obituary – Paul Flynn MP

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