Today the East Mendip Green Party (EMGP) are launching the ‘SWITCH EDF OFF’ campaign by paying people to switch from EDF to renewable energy suppliers. For the first time in the UK customers will get a cash payment to switch their energy accounts away from EDF and nuclear in favour of green energy. This campaign driven by the decision to go ahead with Hinkley nuclear power plant by EDF and the Conservative government and is part of our ongoing opposition to the Hinkley and support for renewable energy. EMGP is concerned that in spite of current safety problems with the EPR design, security concerns over the Chinese partners and an ongoing EU subsidy court case – a decision has been made based on placatory politics rather than economic sense. Via SwitchEDFoff.org.uk website anyone with EDF (or other nuclear energy providers) will get £20 per fuel to switch to either Good Energy or Ecotricity who supply and support green energy. So people will get £40 for switching gas and electricity from nuclear to renewables. It pays to go green. EMGP hope that this should dent EDF’s 14% UK market share as for every 1000 people who switch, EDF will lose around £1m per year from their already shaky finances and hopefully persuade them to see economic sense over Hinkley.
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