Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima

Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima
We feel very sad for the people of Japan who want to end nuclear energy whilst a potential new government and big business are desperate for it

No Fukushima at Oldbury

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Eon still beating the drum for nuclear!

Tim Proudler of Eon and now Horizon (Who is he employed by ?) is still endeavouring to put out positive spin for the potential of new nuclear at Shepperdine despite of the opposition from every single local council,Steve Webb MP , Matthew Riddle, our local South Gloucs Councillor, as well as members of SANE and other local residents and a significant portion of the new coalition government.

We compliment him on his loyalty to his employers (whoever they are ) but surely he realises we at SANE see him and his associates as a giant "cuckoo in the nest".----Who will benefit today....Give the Fun Run some money....errrrrrr who or what next?...Give the locals a few pounds..that will keep them happy.

Sometimes in your life  you have to stand up for what is right even if it seems to concern your employers or fellow workers ---or is the slippery corporate pole too appealing to some people?

The truth is there is and will be no shortage of electricity even without new nuclear when it begins to come onstream in 2020 to 2035!

Oldbury residents ask new government to clarify nuclear position

A QUESTION mark still remains over the future of nuclear power at Oldbury.
People living near to the potential site of a new nuclear plant at Oldbury, proposed by energy firm Horizon, are calling on the new Lib Dem-Conservative coalition government to clarify its position.
Nuclear energy was one of the many issues detailed in the coalition government’s agreement decided by the two political parties last week.
Despite acknowledging the Liberal Democrats’ opposition to building new stations, the agreement said the Conservatives plan to push ahead with the National Policy Statement on nuclear, which at the moment names Oldbury as a preferred site.
Reg Illingworth, chairman of Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy, said: "We request Chris Huhne to give some clarity on the coalition agreement and the priorities of the Department of Energy and Climate Change on nuclear energy."
In the coalition agreement all Liberal Democrat MPs will abstain from the nuclear debate, but the agreement also stated that new nuclear power stations would receive no public subsidy.
Steve Webb, Lib Dem MP for Thornbury and Yate, said he believed the new government would give campaigners a better chance at fighting any new build at Oldbury.
He said: "Even though the Conservatives haven’t dropped their support for new nuclear the process for deciding new sites is going to be more democratic.
"The document also makes clear that there should be no public subsidy.
"For those of us who do not want a new nuclear station at Oldbury the frame work is going to be favourable."
However, Horizon remain optimistic about the project’s chances.
Tim Proudler, planning and consents manager at Horizon, said: "We're very pleased that the new Government will continue to progress new nuclear power projects. Nuclear energy is clean, safe and secure and is at least as affordable as other major low-carbon generation options.
"There’s still a lot to be done to bring about a new build programme in the UK, but good progress has been made to date, and nuclear power has a major role to play along with other technologies such as renewables, in delivering a safe, affordable and secure energy mix for the future."

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how many of the 100 staff working out of Horizon's offices in gloucester are working for Eon and Eon/Central Networks on tasks that have nothing to do with their nuclear ambitions. Dont be fooled, by their huge workforce in gloucester, into thinking this is an immovable commitment by Eon/Rwe. I am certain many of them work for central networks on stuff that would otherwise be going on regardless of their commitment to new nuclear.


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