Plaid shifts against nuclear power on Anglesey as Leanne Wood speaks out against it. The party leader, who is fighting a challenge from Rhun ap Iorwerth and Adam Price, said there would be a review of party policy if she wins the contest. Leanne Wood has become the second contender to lead the party to speak out against proposals for a new nuclear power station on Anglesey. The sitting party leader, who is being challenged by the island’s AM Rhun ap Iorwerth and Carmarthen East and Dinefwr AM Adam Price, said the party’s “compromise” stance on nuclear power was unsustainable. Speaking about the Wylfa B project, she said it was “dangerous” for future economic aspirations in the area to be dependent on a project that “requires ever-growing pledges of Westminster government funding” and the changing whims of large global corporations. She is the second of the three leadership contenders to come out against the £15bn proposal for a 3GW reactor planned by Horizon Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of Japanese firm Hitachi.
Wales Online 27th Aug 2018 read more »
Plaid Cymru’s compromise on nuclear power needs to change, leader Leanne Wood has said. She said the party will fully review its energy policies if she is re-elected in Plaid’s leadership election. While Plaid Cymru has opposed nuclear it has not opposed the replacements of existing plants, such as the Wylfa Newydd project on Anglesey. Leadership candidate Adam Price has said the new power station is incompatible with Welsh independence. Their opponent, Ynys Mon AM Rhun ap Iorwerth, has backed Wylfa Newydd, also known as Wylfa B.
BBC 28th Aug 2018 read more »