The Stop Hinkley Campaign say they will continue to fight to halt EDF Energy building the Hinkley Point C power plant.
It will saddle UK consumers with the bill for paying huge subsidies for decades, and yet there are more cost effective and safer ways of providing low carbon electricity or not using the energy in the first place.
It is mind boggling how the UK government managed to convince the Commissioners to go along with this crazy plan without even the pretence of a competitive process.
The technology proposed for Hinkley Point C is well past its sell-by-date. It’s time for Somerset to look to the future and develop a locally-controlled sustainable energy industry which doesn’t involve leaving a toxic legacy for our grandchildren’s children and which can tackle climate change and fuel poverty in a much more cost effective way.
The chief executive of SSE told me that when Hinkley Point is finally completed in 2023 the average bill will go up by around 3%.
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