EDF postpone Hinkley decision – Greenpeace reaction

Publication date: 26th January 2016

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According to the French newspaper, Les Echos, and Greenpeace sources, the board meeting to decide whether to invest in Hinkley Power Station has been postponed.

John Sauven, Greenpeace Executive Director said:
“The EDF board is clearly rattled as they delay yet again this crucial investment decision. It could well signal curtains for Hinkley. EDF managers as well as employee representativeson the board are deeply concerned this project is too risky and too expensive. George Osborne is almost alone in defending Hinkley’s honour. But he is pushing the project forward regardless of the eye watering expense for consumers and regardless of the fact that this reactor design, despite three attempts in Europe and China, doesn’t work. All three projects are massively delayed and hugely over budget. There isn’t a shred of evidence that it’ll be fourth time lucky in Somerset. The UK government needs to join the 21st century and start backing the renewable technologies that are proven to work, are cheaper than nuclear power, create jobs in the UK and contribute to the fight against climate change.”