DOES the government need a ‘Plan B’ for Hinkley C? The Green Party’s MEP for the South West Dr Molly Scott Cato certainly thinks so. Following news last week that French energy firm EDF reported a 68 per cent fall in profits and is planning to extend the life of four of its other UK nuclear power stations, Dr Scott Cato thinks now is the time to focus on renewables. The Final Investment Decision had been expected this month but there is still no word from EDF. Dr Scott Cato believes the nation should invest in renewables as an alternative to nuclear, and has commissioned a report over the viability of producing 100 per cent of the region’s energy this way.
Somerset County Gazette 25th Feb 2016 read more »
A cloud of uncertainty has descended overt the Hinkley C project after EDF failed to announce the Final Investment Date this month. A board meeting of the French firm gave no word on signing off the decision leaving Somerset firms in a state of limbo. Mike Murphy of Highbridge’s Chamber of Commerce said that combined with the doubts over the outcome of the referendum it was influencing business in the area.
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News 26th Feb 2016 read more »