According to the French newspaper, Le Figaro, EDF could make a final decision on the proposed construction of Hinkley Point C at its Board of Directors meeting on 27th January 2016. Stop Hinkley spokesperson Roy Pumfrey said: “I’ll believe it when I see it. This is the ninth time EDF has said a final investment decision is imminent. Just last October the chairman of EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy, said work would be starting before the end of 2015. It would be completely reckless of the Board to give the go-ahead to this £25 billion project when the Company is in such a parlous state”
Blue & Green Tomorrow 14th Jan 2016 read more »
A decision on a controversial line of overhead power lines through Somerset is due to be made by Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd next week. In the Commons, one Tory MP called for the lines to be buried underground, saying the proposed 40-mile chain of pylons from Hinkley Point would spoil the approach to Somerset from the M5.
ITV 14th Jan 2016 read more »
A West MP has claimed that pylons planned to service Hinkley C in Somerset could provide a target for terrorists. Wells MP James Heappey is firmly against the proposed 40-mile chain of pylons and has suggested cables should buried under sea instead. And during a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday evening, he said the pylons were “untested and unwanted” and their visual impact would hurt the local economy. But he also argued that terrorists would ‘delight’ in targeting the pylons in a bid to damage Britain’s infrastructure.
Western Daily Press 15th Jan 2016 read more »