Molly Scott Cato MEP has condemned climate and energy targets agreed by European leaders at a summit today, describing the 2030 targets as ‘totally unambitious and destructive to the South West economy’.
Molly’s challenge to Joaquín Almunia, outgoing EU Competition Commissioner, on his recommendation that the financial deal for Hinkley C nuclear power station be given the green light together with his response.
Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, has pledged to continue the fight against a new nuclear power station at Hinkley, following agreement by the out-going Barroso Commission on a controversial financial deal. The European Commission today gave approval to plans by the UK government to give public support for the construction of … Read moreGreens pledge to continue fight in wake of European Commission decision on Hinkley
Guardian letter, published 8th October 2014. This letter was published on the day the outgoing EU Commission made a decision in favour of the financial deal on Hinkley nuclear power station. It was signed by Molly and four other Green MEPs.
Published 7th October 2014
Molly’s plea to the 28-strong outgoing European Commission over Hinkley, a decision with far-reaching consequences, both for the integrity of decision making in Europe and for European energy policy for anything up to the next 50 years.
‘Renewables not nuclear’ was the message Molly made during a tour of Somerset in late September. She joined a demonstration outside Hinkley nuclear power station before going on to speak at a Renewable Energy Fair. The demonstration at Hinkley came in the wake of reports that EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia would rule in favour of … Read more‘Renewables not nuclear’ tour of Somerset
Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has reacted with fury to the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley C, the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation . Today she met Mr Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner in charge of … Read moreGreen fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given go-ahead
Greens say the case for building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley is now firmly closed. They cite three strong arguments for not proceeding with the controversial Hinkley C power plant: European Competition law; cost and delay, and the irrelevance of nuclear for future electricity generation. These are in addition to the crucial issues … Read moreThree strikes and you’re out, say Greens on Hinkley
New Internationalist blog Published August 22, 2014 http://newint.org/blog/2014/08/22/europe-azerbaijan/#sthash.jm9sXVw6.dpuf Molly offers a fresh insight into one of Europe’s least known and understood countries: Azerbaijan. Based on work with one of her constituents in the South West she explores how human rights abuses by the Azerbaijani government are impacting on people’s lives, particularly those working in civil … Read moreWhat lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?