Stop Sizewell C! Wrong Project, Wrong Time, Wrong Place.

EDF’s plans to build two new nuclear reactors at Sizewell in east Suffolk will have a devastating impact on this unique and magical place and is too slow and expensive compared to alternatives in the fight against Climate Change. The decision whether or not to give Sizewell C planning consent is due on 8 July.

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How can we stop Sizewell C?

  • Money! If no one will invest, it cannot go ahead. You can help by writing to pension funds or other potential investors.
  • Politics. If Sizewell C, or the tax needed to finance it, is unpopular, Ministers will listen. Sign our Petition with Together Against Sizewell C at www.stopsizewellcpetition.com or write to The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP: enquiries@beis.gov.ukDear Secretary of State.
  • Planning. They are so many holes in EDF’s plans and the impacts outweigh the benefits, so it could be refused consent. The planning decision is expected on 8 July 2022.  
  • Visit Why Stop Sizewell C? to find our multiple reasons for campaigning against this damaging project. There are more campaigning ideas on our Take Action page.


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Stop Sizewell C19 hours ago
Listen to Simon Barnes Radio 4's "Today" programme about his favourite beach near #Minsmere, then email today@bbc.co.uk and tell them about YOUR favourite Suffolk beach and how it will be impacted by #SizewellC, eg like this.... (EDF's view from Minsmere Sluice)
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Stop Sizewell C2 days ago
"Energy Minister Greg Hands said his department did not speak to EDF about prolonging the life of [Hinkley Point B}, which will now shut down this August.

Up until now, ministers had suggested they had been in touch with the French-owned company about keeping Hinkley Point B running to help the country manage with the growing global energy crisis. The reactor provides enough electricity to power more than 1.7 million homes.

But in a response to a parliamentary question from Labour’s Charlotte Nichols, Mr Hands states: “The Department is in regular communication with EDF and the [Office for Nuclear Regulation] ONR but has not written regarding the extension of nuclear power stations.”

The news comes just days after the head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, urged Europe to “consider postponing closures [of nuclear power plants] as long as the safety conditions are there” amid concerns that Russia is preparing to turn off its gas supplies to the continent.

It emerged last month that a reasonable worst-case scenario briefing drawn up by Whitehall officials showed six million UK households could face blackouts as a result of gas shortages, should Russia cut supplies to the EU.

At the time, culture minister Chris Philp said the dossier had prompted Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to consider “whether Hinkley B, the large nuclear power station, might continue beyond its planned end of life”.

This now appears to be untrue. EDF subsequently released a statement saying that while an extension to Hinkley Point, near Bridgwater, Somerset, was “technically feasible”, it was too late to carry it out.

Leaked correspondence seen by i shows Mr Hands was urged back in March to take action to prolong the operating lives of nuclear reactors, in an attempt to shore up the country’s energy supplies amid fears of shortages as a result of the war in Ukraine. But he rejected the demands."
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Stop Sizewell C2 days ago
"One of the government's top climate advisors also raised doubts this week over the competence of EDF to deliver projects and called the proposed plan for Sizewell C "ridiculous".

Lord Deben, who chairs the climate change committee and lives in Suffolk, was accused of being a NIMBY by EDF after he made the comments, The Times reported.

In May, EDF revealed the nuclear power station it is building at Hinkley Point in Somerset will start operating a year later than planned and will cost an extra £3bn.

Campaign group Stop Sizewell C has asked how much the project will cost via a new set of advertisements on the tube at Westminster.

Reacting to the funding news, Alison Downes, from the group, said: "Why do ministers appear willing to throw more cash at Sizewell C, despite the risk and questionable value for money, when there is none for hard stretched workers and - as Lord Deben pointed out - when the nuclear industry 'doesn’t deliver things on time and it doesn’t deliver them to budget'?

"Nobody is even owning up to how much Sizewell C would cost: the last estimate is more than two years out of date."
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Stop Sizewell C3 days ago
As the Sunday Telegraph reports Ministers may be ready to throw more money at #SizewellC we ask how much it might really cost with new ads at Westminster tube.

All the figures used come from the government's own impact assessment on RAB funding, and real life #nuclear project costs. See https://stopsizewellc.org/ad

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Listen to @WildBarnes talking on @BBCr4today about his favourite beach near #Minsmere, then email today @bbc.co.uk and tell them about YOUR favourite Suffolk beach and how it will be impacted by #SizewellC, eg like this.... (EDF's view from Minsmere Sluice) https://t.co/3HprkOUgw2 https://t.co/bW7xL0e7ky StopSizewellC photo
@StopSizewellC there’s a programme on BBC4 now on the construction of Hinckley C
Join us tomorrow evening! New reactors would worsen the climate crisis and fuel poverty, deprive workers of jobs and drive energy bills higher. Please circulate to your networks! @SayNo2SizewellC @StopSizewellC @BlackwaterBANNG @JessicaLBarnard REGISTER: https://t.co/e4cAtUiq6u https://t.co/gJB0mZVN51 StopSizewellC photo
"Energy Minister Greg Hands said his department did not speak to EDF about prolonging the life of [Hinkley Point B], which will now shut down this August. Up until now, ministers had suggested they HAD been in touch" https://t.co/TH54xGKHdR