With Hinkley increasingly likely to be shelved and the commissioning of new renewables schemes ‘falling off the cliff’, Molly is calling for an urgent plan to kick-start an energy revolution.
Molly calls on her constituents to write to their MPs to voice opposition to Hinkley and press instead for massive investment in the region’s renewable energy resources.
Molly’s regular column for Business Green argues that the advance in renewable energy technologies together with innovative solutions on managing supply and demand and energy efficiencies make Hinkley redundant.
Molly has slammed as an economic disaster the decision by EDF to press ahead with new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
Ahead of a vote in Parliament on Monday, Molly issues some findings from a report looking into alternative jobs for those currently employed on Trident submarines in Devonport, Plymouth.
Molly says the announcement by new chancellor Philip Hammond that Hinkley must still go ahead shows the new Tory government are simply repeating mistakes of old.
Post Brexit we urgently need a plan B for our energy supply, says Molly.
Commenting on the news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has refused to disclose the arrangements for dealing with radioactive waste at the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant(1), Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for South West England and a longstanding critic of the Hinkley power plant, said: ‘I am shocked that … Read moreLack of transparency for nuclear waste plan at Hinkley Point C claims Green MEP
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Molly has warned that fracking could be round the corner for parts of the South West.