22 March 2013
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has given planning consent to EDF to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. No new facility to deal with the toxic waste has yet been agreed.
In 2006 he warned that a new generation of nuclear power stations would cost taxpayers and consumers "tens of billions". Many countries have now rejected new nuclear and the only two nuclear power stations under construction in Europe today are billions of pounds over budget and facing increasing delays.
Green MP Caroline Lucas says, "Nuclear is a dangerous distraction from the truly ambitious energy policy we need- one which focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency and which would deliver more jobs, faster carbon reductions and a fundamentally more democratic energy system fit for the future."
Susan Chapman, South East Dorset Green Party Press Officer 01202 416729
Quoting from Office of Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion MP http://www.carolinelucas.com,