The terrifyingly bad-value Hinkley Point C deal based on out-dated renewables projections and unproven nuclear technology offers an already archaic answer to a problem that could be solved with ever- cheaper alternative renewables. Instead, affirmation of the nuclear renaissance for the UK demonstrates a desperate grasp at international cooperation in the wake of Brexit. Hinkley Point C is a solution for a problem that existed when the deal was first dreamt up, 10 years ago, which no longer has relevance to the technology and systems available today, which make a non-nuclear, renewable energy system ever more viable. May’s concession to geopolitical pressure to construct the radioactive monstrosity at the cost of an astonishingly bad value deal will therefore ultimately undermine the UK’s chance to develop an innovative, truly renewable energy system for the future.
Politheor 3rd Nov 2016 read more »
My last post was about the ‘review’ of the Hinkley C project. I have now received the final decision from the BEIS over my Freedom Of Information request. I have not spent much time looking through the document by a link from a link does take you to some of the related documents. These can be found at here. First of all I thought that I must have missed these when I originally looked for the review documents. However, the documents are dated the 29th September 2016 and where put on the web on the same date which is several days after my original request which was on the 21st September 2016.
Peter Lux 3rd Nov 2016 read more »
SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has criticised the government’s energy policy after it was revealed that the taxpayer is already in line to pay for the disposal of radioactive waste from the new nuclear power station due to be constructed at Hinkley Point.
Newry Times 3rd Nov 2016 read more »