may block plans to build new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point
to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea
may be blocked by Austria.
Austrian government say they are united against the plans and
will launch a legal challenge if the £16billion Hinkley
Point project is approved.
MEP Michel Reimon says the future of renewable energy in Europe
will be threatened if the nuclear power station is built.
Hinkley Campaign spokesman Allan Jeffrey said in a statement:
Irrespective of what we think about the possibility of an
accident or routine emissions of radioactivity into the environment,
or the fact that there is no solution to dealing with the dangerous
waste, this deal is economically bonkers."
EDF Energy said earlier this week: "Confirmation that Vice-President
Almunia recommends that the College of Commissioners approve the
agreement on Hinkley Point C is another positive step forward
for this vital project."
State Aid investigation has been rigorous, robust and thorough
and we expect that the College of Commissioners will recognise
this. Hinkley Point C is an important project which will deliver
Europe-wide objectives, offering the prospect of reliable, secure
and low carbon electricity for many decades to come as well as
boosting jobs and skills."