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Hinkley deal - Greenpeace reaction

Last edited 15 September 2016 at 9:37am
15 September, 2016

Greenpeace: “financial, legal and technical obstacles remain that can’t be brushed under the carpet"


In response to the government's announcement on the Hinkley deal, John Sauven, Greenpeace executive director said:

7 Questions EDF Needs to Answer About Hinkley Nuclear Plant

Posted by Kate Blagojevic — 22 March 2016 at 12:56pm - Comments
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We've been campaigning for the government to drop Hinkley and invest in renewable energy instead

Tomorrow morning, the saga that is Hinkley nuclear power station is set to continue as executives from EDF will face a grilling from MPs in parliament.

Panic inside EDF board puts Hinkley power station at risk

Last edited 26 January 2016 at 5:50pm
26 January, 2016

 Reports of unprecedented dissent and panic amongst the EDF board have been reported ahead of tomorrow’s board meeting.

 It is understood that the decision whether to invest £24.5 billion into the Hinkley power station in Somerset hangs on a knife edge. A key management level trade union, CFE-CGC, who sit on the board, have issued 15 questions raising financial, legal and strategic concerns over whether EDF can afford the project, or deliver it on time.(1)

EDF asks for three-year delay to Hinkley-type reactor in France

Last edited 21 October 2015 at 10:56am
21 October, 2015

The construction of a French nuclear reactor of the same type being planned at Hinkley Point could be delayed by a further three years, the French press is reporting today.

Energy giant EDF has formally asked the French government for permission to delay the start of its EPR nuclear reactor in Flamanville until 2020. The French utility had been set a 2017 deadline to get the reactor up and running.    

The news comes as an initial agreement to build a new £24.5bn reactor of the same type at Hinkley is about to be unveiled by UK and Chinese authorities later today. 

Grassroots action shows new nuclear won't be a pushover

Posted by Richardg — 23 November 2012 at 5:13pm - Comments
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Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point

This morning, as the Energy Bill was making headlines, ten people were setting up a non-violent blockade of Hinkley Point nuclear power station. It's a sure sign that building new reactors will be an uphill struggle.

Japan has turned its back on nuclear power. Will the UK follow suit?

Posted by Richardg — 14 September 2012 at 5:11pm - Comments
Greenpeace activists don radiation suits and parade through some of Jakarta's mo
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Greenpeace activists don radiation suits in Jakarta to highlight the dangers of nuclear power

Japan has added its name to the growing list of countries turning away from nuclear power. It's an historic blow to an industry already in decline and makes a British nuclear renaissance even less likely.

Greenpeace response to Japan's decision to phase out nuclear power

Last edited 14 September 2012 at 2:23pm
14 September, 2012

Greenpeace Energy Campaigner Richard George: “Japan’s decision to pull the plug on nuclear power is a major vote of no confidence from another of the world’s leading economies, following Germany’s phase-out decision last year. This is an historic blow to an industry already in decline and makes a British nuclear renaissance even less likely.

The government's nuclear dream is failing. It’s time for plan B

Posted by Richardg — 20 April 2012 at 2:32pm - Comments
Setting sun shines through nuclear protest flag with radioactive symbol
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The sun is setting on nuclear power plans for the UK

For years the government has placed its faith in nuclear power and the corporate interests that drive the nuclear industry. Its committment to the nuclear dream has warped Britain’s energy policy at the expense of both bill and tax payers.

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