Category Archives: Energy Security

HINKLEY DECISION GRINDS TO A HALT

      On Thursday 21st July the Prime Minister dined with Francois Hollande in Paris. On the same day, EDF announced a meeting of its Board had been called for the 28th of July. A press release stated simply … Continue reading

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Hinkley delay is a really big deal – BBC News

    I am finding it extremely difficult to think what could have caused such a massive dislocation, not just to our relations with other countries, as we have heard they are all going to be upset, but also to … Continue reading

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Why Hinkley is a very risky bet – BBC Radio Wales

    This is not where we expected to be this morning, and it is very difficult to imagine what the government will discover in a few weeks time that it doesn’t already know. So I think that it is … Continue reading

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Hinkley is a big economic problem – Sky News

    The National Infrastructure Commission just pointed out a while ago that with better use of our existing energy generation capacity we could avoid four Hinkleys, and save 8 billion pounds. McKinsey pointed out that if we just took … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point – BBC News

    Hinkley will actually slow down, and make much more expensive the pace at which we can decarbonise our economy and therefore avoid the dangers of climate change. So there are much better things to do, that we can … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point – BBC Radio 4 – Today Program

      There is no doubt that we need electricity, we just don’t need the electricity from Hinkley at enormous cost. It’s very unreliable, we are not sure that this type of reactor will actually work. There are much … Continue reading

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Climate Change Activists Should Be Nervous About Brexit

BY EVAN POPP     With voters in the United Kingdom heading to the polls June 23 to decide whether or not to leave the European Union, polls are showing a close vote in the offing between those who want … Continue reading

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If we’re to win the climate struggle, we must remain in Europe

                    Concerted EU diplomacy helped secure a landmark agreement at the Paris climate change summit. We should not leave the field just as the battle is turning. Our security and prosperity … Continue reading

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You need to apply to postal vote by THIS FRIDAY! #POSTIT

You need to apply to postal vote by THIS FRIDAY!     Did you know the recommended deadline to mail your postal vote application is this Friday 3rd June? Nor does anyone else. Do it now at j.mp/PostItEU Although the postal … Continue reading

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Energy policy post-Paris

    Fulfilling our climate change obligations post-COP21 means a complete transformation of our energy system. The shift towards to a smarter, safer, carbon-free and affordable system is set against a challenging landscape of volatile prices, changing demand patterns and … Continue reading

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