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Prominent Tory and Labour MPs agree on one thing – need for a “plan B”, if Hinkley nuclear plan collapses

Scottish Energy News 19th July 2017, Former arch-rival Scottish Tory and Labour MPs have attack delays to the UK
government’s plan to commission the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant. Michael (now Lord) Forsyth criticised the plans for the £18 billion project in an Economic Affairs debate in the House of Lords on the UK energy market, warning the delayed project was a “severe risk” to security of supply.

Former Tory MP Forsyth said the report amounted to a
“big red warning light” for ministers, and former Labour MP Alistair
(now Lord) Darling said he agreed with almost everything the former
minister had said.

Darling said there was a big question mark over the
future of nuclear power and challenged ministers to set out a “plan B”
should Hinkley C not go ahead. Energy security was the “number one
priority” but the public had been “short-changed”  by the Hinkley C
project, which was 10 years late and facing rapidly rising costs.

July 19, 2017 - Posted by | politics, UK

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