Don't Subsidise Nuclear Power
The government plans to force everybody to pay for new nuclear power stations through their electricity bills, despite promising there would be no public subsidies.
Proposed changes to the electricity market, currently going through parliament, will provide a series of direct and indirect subsidies to the nuclear industry. These include a guaranteed long term price for the electricity produced by new nuclear plants.
The government is dressing this policy up as support for all “low carbon energy generation” but its clear purpose is to back more nuclear power.
It's already proposed to subsidise new nuclear power stations by:
Don't let the government throw good money after bad. Rather than increasing our bills to pay for the runaway costs of nuclear power, they should be supporting a clean, sustainable future based on renewable sources and energy saving.
Please send this letter [click here] to the government minister responsible for this policy - Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Climate Change – urging him to abandon all subsidies for nuclear and stick to his original commitment to a nuclear-free future.
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