Archives: Energy

South West MEP condemns Europe’s lack of ambition on climate targets

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’.


Hinkley letters

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.


Greens pledge to continue fight in wake of European Commission decision on Hinkley

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 […]


EU nuclear deal will hit renewables

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.


Hinkley nuclear power plant bombshell for out-going European Commission

New Statesman

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.