The excellent expose on the appalling deal struck over Hinkley Point nuclear power station goes some way to explaining this governments outright hostility to renewables. The recent announcement in the budget of the removal of subsidies from renewables was a blatant act of aggression. However, if as renewable energy gets cheaper and cheaper ministers minds are clouded by the ridiculously high guaranteed "strike price" of £92.50 per megawatt hour for Hinkley generated power, who can be surprised? .
The government should be looking to get out of nuclear power entirely and join the rest of the world in the renewables revolution.
published - 27/12/2017 - Guardian