The energy giant bidding to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset gets tens of thousands of pounds a year from the UK government via the controversial common agricultural policy (CAP). Last year EDF received £68,000 for land beside its nuclear sites Sizewell B and and Hinkley Point B. The money ultimately comes from EU taxpayers, though that arrangement may change in light of Brexit. The land, which is not in use, holds the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark accreditation.
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