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Comment: The UK can ditch Hinkley and save £1bn

This is an edited version of an article published by the ECIU As new Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to deliver the years-in-the-making final decision on the proposed nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C, there remains a number of possible stumbling blocks for the controversial project. There’s potential legal cases in France, EDF’s parlous financial situation, Hinkley’s […]

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Comment: Anything but Hinkley

When Greenpeace published a comment piece in the Guardian, arguing that there were plenty of alternatives to the £30 billion Hinkley Point C, we had plenty of responses with ideas ranging from the off-beat to the so-obvious-why-aren’t-we-doing-it-already. What unites them all is their size: the energy systems of the future are numerous, varied, small-scale and […]

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Comment: District heating provides viable alternative to Hinkley

Several recent renewables proposals have shown how the new UK government can refuse to build the nuclear power station planned for Hinkley Point in Somerset. Dong Energy suggests offshore wind backed by biomass and gas. Lightsource says solar PV could match the output of Hinkley within just two years. Forum for the Future says we could get 20GW of […]

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Why coal lobby groups around the world are losing their major members

Joe Smyth works for Climate Investigations Center During the Paris climate summit late last year, car company Volvo abruptly quit a lobby group called the National Mining Association (NMA), with one representative calling the coal advocate’s attacks on US climate policies “crazy.” Another coal lobby group, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), lost several major member companies as […]

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