Hitachi set to pull put of major UK nuclear project – Greenpeace response

Greenpeace responds to media reports that firm is likely to pull out of the 'Horizon' project


In response to reports in the media [1] that Hitachi is likely to pull out of the ‘Horizon’ project to build two new nuclear reactors at Wylfa, Anglesey, Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist for Greenpeace UK, said:

“The government’s energy policy is in tatters, but this is the opposite of a disaster. We could have locked ourselves into reliance on an obsolete, unaffordable technology, but we’ve been given the chance to think again and make a better decision. Our urgent, immediate dilemma – how to maintain security of supply whilst cutting carbon – can be solved by making offshore wind, at half the cost of nuclear, the backbone of the new power system. The failure of the old technology is the opportunity the new technologies need, and Britain’s world-leading offshore wind industry’s time has come.”



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