A report to Cabinet on Monday 9 October will seek authority for Cllr John Thomas, the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, to write urgently to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs and the Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales to express the Council’s concerns and request a meeting to discuss the disposal of dredged radioactive material in the Bristol Channel at a site referred to as the Cardiff Grounds near to Penarth.
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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is currently negotiating in Luxembourg on an action by the states of Austria and Luxembourg against the controversial aid package for the planned HWP project. Greenpeace France is also complaining about the planned recapitalization of the EDF operator.
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[Machine Translation] Luxembourg and Austria filed a complaint against the billions of euros of aid granted to the Hinkley Point C power plant. On Thursday, the case will be examined before the Court of Justice of the European Union. After years of negotiations, Britain and the French electricity giant, EDF, finally signed a contract a year ago for the construction of the power plant. A Chinese company is also participating in the billions project. The project is controversial because of the public subsidies of billions granted to the project. It is for this reason that Luxembourg and Austria filed a complaint before the Court of Justice of the European Union: this form of state aid would undermine the rules of competitiveness. Thursday is the first hearing on this issue. The experts believe that a judgment at first instance is not to wait for two months. As for the final decision on the question of the subsidy principle for nuclear power plants, it should be made no later than early 2019.
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[Machine Translation] The new Atomic Reactor Hinkley Point C is in the sights of Austria and Luxembourg. They are contesting the million-strong grant package approved by the EU Commission for a third power station on the south-west coast of England. For Environment Minister Carole Dieschbourg, the legal procedure is a fundamental high-level political debate on energy policy in Europe. “We do not want a renaissance of nuclear energy,” the minister said at the hearing on Thursday before the European Court of Justice. The chances of renewable resources would be stifled if the atomic energy were praised as a clean, secure form of energy. “Hinkley Point C will receive compensation for electricity prices and political guarantees for 35 years. This affects other energies and we do not find it normal, “said Carole Dieschbourg, warning against distortions of competition.
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Today the first hearing takes place in the Causa. Experts estimate that it will take about two months to arrive at a first instance judgment. A final decision on the principle issue of subsidies for nuclear power plants is expected at the beginning of 2019 at the latest.
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