GREEN MEP for the South West Molly Scott Cato has given her backing to Greenpeace Energy’s renewed legal action over subsidies for Hinkley C. The new action follows Greenpeace Energy’s complaint lodged with the General Court of the EU in Luxembourg last year against the EU commission for approving billions of euros of state aid for the nuclear power station in Somerset. The General Court dismissed this action so Greenpeace Energy has now lodged an appeal with the European Court of Justice.
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News 17th Dec 2016 read more »
Lady Barbara Judge: Hinkley Point can become the perfect talisman for a successful Britain. In the coming years, the decisions of 2016 at home and abroad will have a profound impact on the UK’s role in the world. The challenge for the government will be how best to mitigate the obvious risks while seizing the opportunities needed to restore confidence in the UK as a global leader. In the energy sector, the clearest example of restoring confidence was Theresa May’s approval of Hinkley Point C, giving Britain a launchpad for securing a diversified, modern, low carbon energy mix. Energy is essential to national security and Hinkley Point is a key part of the UK’s energy security policy. Ensuring sufficient, reliable supplies is a must for any government, and with a diversified energy mix the UK will be safer and more secure in an increasingly unstable global market.
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