December 16, 2019

GMB calls on UK government to abandon search for get-out clauses on Hinkley Point C deal

Nuclear power is the only carbon free show in town to keep the lights on for the one in six days when there is no wind or sun, says GMB.

GMB today (Monday 15 August) commented on a Sunday Times report that the UK Government is examining get-out clauses on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant deal.

Justin Bowden, GMB National Secretary for Energy, said: “This report is disturbing for those concerned with keeping the lights on as more and more power stations are due to be decommissioned over the next few years.

“The Government must get on with building Hinkley Point C as the only carbon free show in town to keep the lights on during the one in six days when there is no wind or sun. GMB supports decoupling the new Bradwell station from the Hinkley Point deal.”