Monday, 5 October 2015

Amber's rudderless nuclear u-turn

I welcome UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd’s u-turn in her bold speech on Monday to the Conservative Party conference when she asserted "We must be tough on subsidies, pro-competition, anti-monopoly, pro-innovation and pro-consumer."

She added: “While people support a transition to a low-carbon future, they don’t support this at any cost. There is no magic money tree. As we have already shown, we will be tough on subsidies.” 

May we assume she now intends to withdraw the UK opposition to the challenge by Austria and Luxembourg in the European Court to the massive State  Aid subsidies awarded to the UK by the European Commission last December, backing the grotesquely expensive UK new build nuclear programme? 
("Amber Rudd rejects concern over £24bn Hinkley nuclear plant cost,"
September 22, 2015;

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