In March 2017, Beyond Nuclear conducted two workshops at the Green Nuclear-Free Wales conference for activists in Aberystwyth. The workshops were titled “Framing the anti-nuclear message using Welsh values.” We ran through some exercises together to reframe our messages using terms and imagery that we felt would resonate with the audiences we need to convince to oppose new nuclear build in Wales. We also identified messengers we thought would be most trusted by our target audiences. Finally, we discussed communication tools. This handbook was produced to reflect that work, to serve as a guide and to provide exercises for messaging and framing as the campaigns continue.
Beyond Nuclear 5th Apr 2017 read more »
The chief executive of Wylfa Newydd developer Horizon Nuclear Power says funding remains the key issue to ensure the nuclear plant gets built and people can’t “over-estimate” the impact the scheme could have on the Anglesey economy. Duncan Hawthorne said Wylfa Newydd was the “showcase plant” for Horizon and Hitachi and important for the UK and Japanese Governments, which meant there was huge resolve to get the project done successfully. He said he was confident they could handle all the obstacles they could control. But he added cash was key and without the private investment and Government support the £14bn project would not happen. He said the deal that was struck for Hinkley Point would not work for Wylfa Newydd due to the fact they were private investors. Hinkley is supported by state backed Chinese and French enterprises. Hitachi are funding the project to the ‘Final Investment Decision’, with around £2.5bn of cash. He said he was very aware of the need to keep the Anglesey community behind the project, showing them what benefits the scheme could bring. He said: “Without community support we can’t do anything, that our ticket for the game.
Daily Post 5th April 2017 read more »
Horizon Nuclear Power has taken another major step towards delivering The Wylfa Newydd power station with the submission of its application for a nuclear site licence. A site licence is one of the main permissions Horizon will need as it looks to build and operate two UK Advanced-Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) units on Anglesey in Wales. Receipt of the application by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) now triggers a rigorous 19-month programme of assessment and intervention to establish whether Horizon can demonstrate it will be in control of all safety related activities on its site.
BQ 5th April 2017 read more »