This edition of the NFLA’s New Nuclear Monitor provides a detailed assessment by independent energy specialist Neil Crumpton – who is a member of the People Against Wylfa B (PAWB) group – of the financial costs of the proposed UK new nuclear build programme in reference to renewable energy alternatives. It very much looks at the ‘value for money’ of new nuclear. Neil Crumpton presented two of these three linked papers to a meeting of the BEIS (UK Government’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department) NGO Forum. This Forum meets three times a year and allows engagement between the Government and critical anti-nuclear groups. Neil is currently the Deputy NGO Chair to the Forum. The most topical report is an up-to-date ‘value for money’ assessment of the Hinkley Point C project, the only new nuclear project which has to date moved forward, but for which a number of serious financial questions remain.
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