UK Nuclear Power Faces Opposition on All Sides: Local & in the EU

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Great Speech by Nikki Clark of Southwest Against Nuclear. (Only 6 minutes long. link http://youtu.be/Cw3N1laEDDI)

From Greenpeace:
UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides Blogpost by Justin McKeating – 16 July, 2015 at 14:00

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won’t help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe’s energy markets.

On 6 July 2015, Greenpeace Energy, together with German and Austrian energy utilities, filed a legal challenge in the European Courts against the EU Commission’s decision to rubberstamp billions of euros in state subsidies for new nuclear reactors at the Hinkley nuclear power plant in the UK.

The filing argues these massively subsidised reactors will influence energy prices in Europe and grossly distort competition.

In a similar filing, the Austrian government submitted a complaint to the European Court…

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