Cheltenham Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Martin Horwood today [Monday] moved a motion at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton to oppose the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C.
- Liberal Democrat policy and Coalition policy allowed nuclear power as part of the energy mix but insisted this had to be without public subsidy. This condition was dropped by the Conservative government last October. See https://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2015/oct/22/hinkley-point-uk-energy-policy-is-now-hunkering-in-a-nuclear-bunker
- George Osborne’s announcement of a further £2 billion loan guarantee for Hinkley C last September can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-34306997
- An Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit report setting out the viability of alternatives to Hinkley C can be found here: http://eciu.net/press-releases/2016/cheaper-quicker-simpler-alternatives-to-hinkley
- The National Audit Office report on nuclear power can be found here: https://www.nao.org.uk/report/nuclear-power-in-the-uk/