September 20, 2016
Liberal Democrats oppose Hinkley approval, saying it is 'costly mistake'

The Liberal Democrats have denounced the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea.

The 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.

The 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.

Lynne 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."

"The opportunity to pull the plug on Hinkley has been missed, and we will all pay for it from our pockets."


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