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’.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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