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.

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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. If enough holes are found in EDF’s plans and the impacts outweigh the benefits, it could be refused consent. The planning process decision is expected mid April 2022.  See Take Part in the Planning Process for more information.
  • 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 C51 minutes ago
Politics East this morning: stellar contributions to Richard Daniel's piece (of course), but as for Keir Starmer (clearly got at by Unions since all he really focussed on was high paid jobs) and Peter Aldous (similarly, on jobs), not so much.... And none of the political figures really grasped the question who will pay? #StopSizewellC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0010577/politics-east-26092021
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Stop Sizewell C2 hours ago
The Observer is reporting that "The government could announce plans to take a stake in Sizewell C power station, alongside the French state-backed power giant EDF, as early as next month, ahead of the Cop26 climate summit.

...Under plans for Sizewell being discussed by Whitehall officials and EDF, the government could take a stake in a development company that will push it through various stages of planning and bureaucracy, sharing the costs with EDF.

Private sector investors such as the insurance funds L&G and Aviva would then be lured in at a later stage in return for a government-backed funding model called the regulated asset base (RAB), diluting the taxpayer and EDF. Legislation on RAB funding – the same model used to fund airports such as Heathrow and water companies – is due to progress through parliament next month.

EDF’s board is due to hold a meeting in November to discuss pushing Sizewell forward but is understood to be wary about pumping tens of millions into the project without firm commitment from Westminster."

Note that Legal & General have already ruled themselves out. Aviva keeps reassuring customers it is not looking to get involved, but confusingly appears to be keeping its option open.

Frankly the best part of this piece is the following...
"Sizewell, which is still going through planning and development ....has been plagued by opposition from local campaigners, fears over its price tag and China’s involvement."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/25/ministers-close-to-deal-that-could-end-chinas-role-in-uk-nuclear-power-station
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Stop Sizewell C24 hours ago
WATCH @politicseast tomorrow (26 Sept) at 10am. They also spoke to @StopSizewellC so let's see if it's in! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-58680467
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Stop Sizewell C2 days ago
"Nuclear plants have years of expensive construction costs, making it difficult to attract financial backing from private investors.

They can be supported directly through public funding from taxes, by governments buying a stake in the project for example, or by giving the firm a guarantee it will be paid a certain price for the electricity generated, meaning consumers pay in their electricity bills, or a combination of both.

Mr Burke said the UK government was looking at new financial models for nuclear projects but said: "It does need to work from the taxpayer and consumer perspective as well."

Horizon Nuclear Power's plans on Anglesey had reached "the point beyond which ministers were not willing to go, despite us all very much wanting that project to work," Mr Burke added."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-58668704.amp

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47 minutes ago
Stellar contributions to Richard Daniel's piece, but as for Keir Starmer (clearly got at by Unions since all he really focussed on was high paid jobs) and Peter Aldous (same)... No politicians grasped the question who will pay? #StopSizewellC
https://t.co/V7BNzLghEP
2 hours ago
Frankly the best part of this piece is the following...
"Sizewell, which is still going through planning and development ....has been plagued by opposition from local campaigners, fears over its price tag and China’s involvement." #StopSizewellC
https://t.co/OmZ4eMZVlx
20 hours ago
The beautiful countryside that is part of #sizewell SSSI in #Suffolk. The pics take you up a hill and out into the open where there are horses grazing freely. Just how it should be. But for how long? I despair for its future @suffolkwildlife @StopSizewellC https://t.co/rl5bTrhON7 StopSizewellC photo
24 hours ago
WATCH @politicseast tomorrow (26 Sept) at 10am. They also spoke to @StopSizewellC so let's see if it's in! https://t.co/nkPFhAohxV
2 days ago
Only a few hours to go, but there is still time to submit something to the Planning Inspectorate for Deadline 8 (midnight) in the #SizewellC planning process on EDF's water woes. See https://t.co/xK7eUSV7nu for details. #StopSizewellC https://t.co/6ctgb70L5z StopSizewellC photo
2 days ago
3/3 [Evidence based on Energy Systems Catapult for @GoodEnergy, Imperial College plus the most ambitious of National Grid ESO and the Climate Change Committee's future energy scenarios, none of which include Sizewell C]
https://t.co/caTRYhcRmu and https://t.co/Ls36dS6xpi