Stop Hinkley calls on Labour to re-examine Hinkley Deal
3 March 2015
The Stop Hinkley Campaign, along with Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the Nuclear Free Local Authorities, has written to the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to ask her to commit to re-examining the deal between the UK Government and EDF Energy regarding Hinkley Point C in the event of the Labour Party winning the next election.
Regrettably Tom Greatrex, Labour's shadow energy minister, has recently said he believes nuclear power must remain a part of the UK's energy mix, but he has also called for the Hinkley deal to be scrutinised by the National Audit Office to make sure it's the best deal for the UK taxpayer.
Stop Hinkley Spokesperson, Roy Pumfrey said: “The recent renewable energy auction held under the new ‘contract for difference' pricing mechanism has now shown that, without doubt, most renewable energy is cheaper than nuclear power, and costs are continuing to fall. The least that the Labour Party can do now is to commit to re-examining the Hinkley deal, before consumers are forced to pay for over-priced and unnecessary electricity for the next 35 years.”