Democrats oppose Hinkley approval, saying it is 'costly mistake'
Liberal Democrats have denounced the construction of a new nuclear
power plant at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea.
party voted at their conference in Brighton on Monday to oppose
the construction of the new plant, saying it represents very poor
value for money for UK consumers.
Liberal Democrats have called for a UK energy strategy resting on
investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, storage and
interconnection with European grids, thereby providing energy security,
an end to fuel poverty and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
at the same time as creating jobs, exports and prosperity.
Featherstone, Liberal Democrat Energy Spokesperson, said: "Failing
to call a stop to Hinkley will prove a costly mistake. Not just
the financial cost to consumers and the public purse, but the opportunity
cost for renewables."
opportunity to pull the plug on Hinkley has been missed, and we
will all pay for it from our pockets."