Lib Dems oppose construction of new plant at Hinkley

September 19, 2016 11:01 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Lynne FeatherstoneThe Liberal Democrats have denounced the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point.

The party voted at their conference in Brighton to oppose the construction of the new plant agreeing that represents very poor value for money for UK consumers.

The Liberal Democrats have called for a UK energy strategy resting on investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, storage and interconnection with European grids, thereby providing energy security, an end to fuel poverty and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the same time as creating jobs, exports and prosperity.

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat Energy Spokesperson, said:

"Failing to call a stop to Hinkley will prove a costly mistake. Not just the financial cost to consumers and the public purse, but the opportunity cost for renewables."

"The opportunity to pull the plug on Hinkley has been missed, and we will all pay for it from our pockets."

You can read the full motion passed by conference here.