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GREENPEACE VINDICATED - NO NEW BUILD AT HINKLEY WITHOUT GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY

Posted by Wilf MOUND — 12 February 2013 at 8:17pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: CND

Deadlock between EDF and Treasury threatens shutdown of nuclear reactor programme

Talks have broken down between EDF and the Treasury over plans to build a nuclear reactor at HINKLEY North Somerset. This follows the withdrawal by CENTRICA last week.

GREENPEACE has always argued that nuclear new build would need public subsidy, either through an unrealistic  floor price per unit or the UK Treasury guarantee  EDF are now asking for.

The present UK coalition government has a stated policy of no subsidy, and we await to see if the customary deceit will be practiced here as for example use of the "essential infrastructure" argument. Just keep your Thesaurus handy- turned to subsidy.  

 REPORTED ON page 1 today's Financial Times [12FEB 2013 & The Times among the websites as well. [ENDS]

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