Apparently the Centre for Policy Studies is “Britain’s leading centre-right think tank”. But who knew it was changing its name to the Centre for the Promotion of Sizewell C? Its latest missive comes with a press release headed: “Net zero target at risk without investment in new nuclear”. And given the report’s general drift, you’d think all 58 pages had been penned by France’s EDF: the cost-overrun and late-delivery specialists behind the consumer-fleecing £22.5 billion Hinkley Point C. Actually, you’d be wrong. EDF merely “supported” the report. Ask the CPS what that means and it admits it paid for it — or at least “contributed funding”. True, Britain needs an energy mix. And there may be a role for small modular nukes. But Sizewell C? That also brings flood risk and money from the Hong Kong crackdown experts of Beijing. And the National Infrastructure Commission reckons a “highly renewable power system” plus “flexible technologies”, including hydrogen, “could be substantially cheaper” than relying on a “fleet of nuclear power plants”. A fake independent report from the CPS hardly improves their case.
Times 21st Jan 2021 read more »
EDF starts search for construction boss to build Sizewell C. Successful candidate will be in charge of 25,000 people. The company behind plans for a nuclear power plant in Suffolk has started the search for the person who will be in charge of building the £20bn scheme. EDF said it is looking for an experienced engineer to be its site construction director and lead its programme at the Sizewell C site.
Building 22nd Jan 2021 read more »
Revised plans to move parts of the existing Sizewell B power station to facilitate the proposed new Sizewell C facility have been given the go-ahead. East Suffolk Council’s strategic planning committee in 2019 agreed to plans put forward by EDF Energy to move some of the Sizewell B elements on land needed for Sizewell C. Campaigners appealed that decision stating that Coronation Wood should not be felled to make way for those Sizewell B buildings to move onto that land, but the appeal was dismissed by the High Court in October last year.
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