European Green Party Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer comments on the decision by the European Commission to allow the British government to provide state aid for a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley: “This is an extremely unfortunate decision, and goes in the face of the Commission's own guidelines on state aid to energy companies."
26 April marks the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Despite the tragedy occurring almost three decades ago, the consequences are still being felt, and containing the dangerous radiation is an ongoing, dangerous struggle.
On the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Green parties across the EU are remembering the victims of the tragic accident and are calling for a Europe-wide nuclear phase out. Nuclear energy is expensive and highly risky and Greens will continue to fight against it. People voting Green in the next European elections in May can be sure what they get: a clear ‘no’ to nuclear and a big ‘yes’ to energy saving and renewables.
The Green Party of England and Wales and the Green Party of Ireland are strongly opposing a UK government plan to build a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, an area in South West England that overlooks the Irish Sea. They are working hard to expose the economic and environmental risks of the plan, and hope that an EU scrutiny may still derail this socially and environmentally damaging project.