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Nuclear power – a burden that will only slow the energy transition – UK Greens

 ‘Nuclear power is a burden’ – Green Party slams Government’s £100 million Sizewell C cash injection. The Green Party’s comments come after the Government pledged £100 million of taxpayer cash towards the Sizewell C project.

The Green Party has slammed the Government’s decision to commit £100 million of public money towards Sizewell C. Ministers hope that the £100 million pledge will attract further private investment in the Sizewell C project. But Adrian Ramsay, the Green party’s co-leader and Suffolk MP candidate, said: “Nuclear power is a burden and a risk, not a solution”.

Mr Ramsay added: “The next decade is crucial for cutting carbon emissions but nuclear will only slow the energy transition, not speed it up. “Even with constant injections of yet more taxpayers’ cash, the
energy from Sizewell C won’t come onstream for years, whereas more cost-effective solar and wind can be deployed right now.

“At a time when people are already struggling with energy prices, it is absurd to throw yet more millions of pounds into a nuclear plant that could just drive energy prices up further when we could be expanding cheaper, cleaner alternatives like solar or wind.”

 Suffolk Live 28th Jan 2022

January 31, 2022 - Posted by | politics, UK

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