Locals and campaigners create ‘Sizewell Hero’ – a tribute to the film ‘Local Hero’ – to launch a new online campaign, urging EDF to change its approach. Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell [TEAGS] today launched a new video and online campaign. Made by local people, it is aimed at increasing awareness and concern about the impacts of the proposed Sizewell C&D nuclear power station to audiences beyond east Suffolk. EDF launched its Stage 3 consultations on the twin-reactor development last week. ‘Sizewell Hero, hosted on YouTube and Facebook, is a three-minute homage to the award-winning 1980s film ‘Local Hero’, and shows a company executive transformed and inspired by the beauty of Minsmere and the coast at Sizewell to think again about the company’s plans. The video is entirely a local initiative, starring Middleton actor Simon Bridge and featuring other residents from Theberton and Middleton. The film was shot and produced by Steve Sutton and crew from UK Aerial Photography Ltd, based in Peasenhall. Permission to use the famous ‘Local Hero’ theme music was kindly granted by Mark Knopfler’s management, Crockford Management and the project was made possible by a grant from Lush Charity Pot. Stills and ‘making of’ photos are available.

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Sizewell C could be bad news for environment in Suffolk and the UK’s economy. Sizewell C (or should it be more accurately described as Sizewell C and D) looks like an economic and environmental disaster waiting to happen. Let’s look at the economics. I’m as keen as the next person to move to carbon-free energy generation – but we’re doing that just a few miles to the east with massive offshore windfarms generating power or about to be built. “What about when the wind doesn’t blow?” The critics cry. Yes, that is something that has to be considered – but nuclear isn’t the answer. You can’t switch a nuclear power plant on and off to fill in power gaps. You need to invest in more battery plants like the Electric Mountains in Wales. Also, electric items – from lightbulbs to expensive machinery – are becoming more efficient. We’re not using as much electricity as we did in the past. Last year we used the same amount of power as we did in 1994 – and about 12% less than during the peak years at the start of the century.

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Published: 12 January 2019