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Thousands of people just chipped in to get this in The Times

Posted by efreeman — 31 August 2016 at 3:37pm - Comments
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Great news. Thanks to donations from more than 4,000 people, today we’ve run an ad in The Times to expose just how unpopular Hinkley nuclear plant is.

Stop Hinkley Point: chip in to get this ad in The Times

Posted by Richard Casson — 30 August 2016 at 4:49pm - Comments
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It's been a month since Theresa May announced a sudden pause on plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. And though opposition to the project seems to get stronger by the week, the final decision could still go either way.

7 times the UK press condemned Hinkley nuclear plant

Posted by Alexandra Stenb... — 22 August 2016 at 6:13pm - Comments
Artist's impression of Hinkley nuclear plant
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For a brief moment last month, it looked like the Somerset coast was destined to become the home of the most expensive object in the world -- Hinkley Point nuclear plant.

But after a last minute intervention by Prime Minister Theresa May, the government’s nuclear ambitions were suddenly put on hold.

Five reasons why Hinkley nuclear power station is not the golden goose

Posted by efreeman — 11 August 2016 at 12:31pm - Comments
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Hinkley Point is set to be the first new nuclear power station in years, and the most expensive object on earth. The nuclear industry and the government claim Hinkley is a good option if we want to "keep the lights on" - but is it really the golden goose they claim it to be?

Here we expose five popular myths about the nuclear plant.

Hinkley: The Nuclear Power Station That Will Haunt Britain For Decades

Posted by John Sauven — 27 July 2016 at 9:48am - Comments

This blog post was originally published on Guardian Comment is Free.

George Osborne’s reputation as a master political tactician may have gone the way of Leave’s £350m a week for the NHS, but the spectre of his misguided energy policy could haunt Britain for decades, and at Hinkley in north Somerset, for millennia.

Plugging the energy gap - George Osborne’s trilema

Posted by Graham Thompson — 31 March 2016 at 6:00pm - Comments
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For a long time, many environmentalists were concerned that government efforts to clean up the world’s energy supply were a bit one-sided, in that we were getting on quite well with half the problem – generating clean energy. Meanwhile the other more important half – not generating dirty energy – was being largely ignored.

But here in the UK things have suddenly inverted in a dramatic fashion. Because by the end of this year, we will have 10 fewer gigawatts of coal power than we had at the start of 2015.

7 Questions EDF Needs to Answer About Hinkley Nuclear Plant

Posted by Kate Blagojevic — 22 March 2016 at 11:56am - Comments
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We've been campaigning for the government to drop Hinkley and invest in renewable energy instead

Tomorrow morning, the saga that is Hinkley nuclear power station is set to continue as executives from EDF will face a grilling from MPs in parliament.

New petition: Stop Hinkley nuclear plant and spend the money on renewable instead

Posted by Richard Casson — 7 March 2016 at 6:49pm - Comments
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If you tuned into the news this morning you might have heard how Hinkley nuclear plant has suffered a further blow. The finance director for EDF, the French energy firm that plans to build the nuclear reactor, has resigned amid rumours that going ahead with the new nuclear plant could leave the company in ruins.

8 reasons George Osborne needs to let Hinkley nuclear plant go

Posted by Richard Casson — 16 February 2016 at 3:03pm - Comments
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George Osborne wants to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset -- Hinkley Point C. If it goes ahead it’ll be the first nuclear power station to come online in the UK in 30 years.

UK can be almost entirely powered by renewable energy by 2030, new study shows

Posted by Richard Casson — 21 September 2015 at 9:37am - Comments
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"Can the UK run on renewable energy, and how long will it take us to get there?"

Here at Greenpeace those are two questions we get asked a lot, so today we're pleased to say we took a big step toward answering them.

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