Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Busy day on the nuclear front, with lots on the new draft energy bill. Interesting article here, here and listening here. It's nice to hear the Councils chief executive Kerry Rickards accused EDF of “putting two fingers up to the community of Sedgemoor.” But the favourite was Dr David Toke, lecturer in Energy Policy at the University of Birmingham, telling the Today programme that 'nuclear energy in the UK is a dead duck that cannot be resurrected'!
White elephants, two fingers and dead ducks. Really makes you think how unclear the future is, and wonderful to think that the 11 stations planned for the UK - including Hinkley Point - are far from certain.
PHOTOGRAPH © STEVEN BOND
A white elephant at the gates of Hinkley Point Power Station. Part of the demonstration back in March.