GREEN MEP, Molly Scott Cato, is urging MPs in the South West to reconsider their commitment to Hinkley Point nuclear power station after the cost of offshore wind power reaches a record low. She says that Tory MPs’ continued support for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, and their opposition to both on and offshore wind, represents a huge missed economic opportunity for the South West. Dr Scott Cato’s challenge comes as the price of offshore wind power falls dramatically below the cost of generating electricity from Hinkley. The results of a government auction on September 11 for subsidy contracts reveal two offshore windfarms will be built producing electricity for just £57.50 per MWh, compared with the £92.50 per MWh guaranteed for Hinkley’s nuclear power.
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