SMALL BITES NO.3

  On November 23rd, Financial Times Energy Editor, Andrew Ward, wrote, ‘energy consumers face paying £30bn above market prices for electricity for Hinkley over the 35-year life of the contract’. He was in error. The actual additional cost to consumers is £59bn. In his defence, Mr Ward can fairly claim […]

Letters to PM warned of the risks of going ahead with Hinkley Point

                        In March 2012, on the anniversary of Fukushima, I drafted a letter to the Prime Minister that was signed by myself and three other former Directors of Friends of the Earth. One year later we wrote a second letter […]

The future of Hinkley Point – BBC News

      Delays, rising costs and now a rift at the top of EDF, the giant French company we are relying on to build a new Nuclear power station to replace this one at Hinkey Point. The chief financial officer Thomas Piquemal, is reported to have warned that EDF’S […]

THE POWER OF DREAMS

    This piece first appeared in The Guardian on Thursday 10th July                 It has always been difficult to see what was attractive about the proposed deal with EDF to build a nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in Somerset. To bring this […]

It can’t be easy being George Monbiot

  By Jonathon Porritt  5th December 2013   This article first appeared in Jonathon Porritt’s blog and in The Ecologist The Letter referred to in this article is the one that Jonathon Porritt, Tony Juniper, Charles Secrett and I wrote to David Cameron, highlighting the key economic and political issues with pursuing a pro-nuclear […]