Archives: Energy

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.


‘Renewables not nuclear’ tour of Somerset

‘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 […]


Green fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given go-ahead

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 [1]. Today she met Mr Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner in charge of […]


Three strikes and you’re out, say Greens on Hinkley

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 […]