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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**Update on EDF’s application for Development Consent** EDF applied for a Development Consent Order (DCO) on 27 May 2020. The process will take almost two years, with no decision expected before mid April 2022. The first Preliminary Meeting will take place on 23 March 2021. Visit Take Part in the Planning Process for more information on the process overall.

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Stop Sizewell C9 hours ago
Bonkers

"The European Commission is split over whether to postpone a decision on classifying gas generated from fossil fuels as green energy under its landmark classification system for investors. Brussels had planned to publish an updated draft of a taxonomy for sustainable finance later this week. The document is designed to guide those who want to direct their money into environmentally friendly investments, and help stamp out the misreporting of companies’ environmental impact, known as greenwashing. The commission was forced to revamp its initial proposals earlier this year after the text was criticised by member states which want gas to be explicitly recognised as a low-emission technology that can help the EU meet its goal of becoming a net-zero polluter by 2050. Now the publication of the draft rules could be postponed again as the commission seeks to resolve the impasse. According to a draft of the text seen by the Financial Times, the commission proposed to delay the decision in order to carry out a separate assessment of how gas and nuclear “contribute to decarbonisation” to allow for a more “transparent” debate about the technologies. But officials told the FT that some commissioners were pushing for gas to be awarded the green label now, rather than delaying the decision until later this year.

https://www.ft.com/content/0efef7ec-4fbb-47d0-9776-65b018dea172
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Stop Sizewell C3 days ago
Here's what the EADT has written about the start of the examination.

"Parish and town councils, environmental organisations and campaign groups asked the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for the crucial procedure to be put back because of the huge pressure many local people are facing in fighting both Sizewell C and plans for two enormous offshore windfarms and infrastructure at the same time.

The campaigners are also anxious that PINS has still not decided whether to accept EDF Energy's revised plans for the £20billion Sizewell project, leaving them even more work to do."

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/sizewell-nuclear-power-station-pins-examination-starts-7901168
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Stop Sizewell C4 days ago
Interesting that China Daily would run this OpEd, but good that they have done so..

"The decision of the Japanese government on Tuesday to proceed with plans for discharging radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean is a direct threat to the marine environment, public health and fisheries, and violates the human rights of people in Japan as well as other countries.

In total, 1.25 million cubic meters of highly contaminated water from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is currently stored in tanks. Nearly 800,000 cubic meters still contains high levels of radioactive strontium-90 and iodine-129 and other radionuclides. This is because the technology used — the ALPS system — failed to reduce radioactive elements as claimed by the plant owner, Tokyo Electric Power Company."

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202104/14/WS607633a2a31024ad0bab553c.html
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Stop Sizewell C5 days ago
This is a quick note to say that the formal six month examination period for the Sizewell C DCO has now begun.

Despite solid arguments for the start of the examination to be delayed, made by a range of effective speakers from organisations and Town and Parish Councils in today's Preliminary Meeting (Part 2), the Examining Authority have decided to press on, even though they have not yet decided which of EDF's proposals to examine!

We'll share more information about what all this means next week, once the Planning Inspectorate have issued formal notice of the full examination timetable. In the meantime Stop Sizewell C would like to thank everyone who requested we speak on their behalf, and all the eloquent speakers who tried so hard and so reasonably, alongside ourselves, to press for a delay.

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1 day ago
@seb_kennedy @StopSizewellC This is just EDF PR wash. HPC has a 'baseload' contract for selling electricity which means that they are never (yes never) in practice going to be flexible since they will ALWAYS be paid the premium price for their power output - H2 production will give them much lower income
2 days ago
"The optimism displayed in these plans includes the claim that ‘the UK continues to be a leader in the development of nuclear’ – a proposition, when applied to commercial reactors, that has no basis in fact whatever."

Gordon Mackerron on UK nuclear.

https://t.co/c1BsFyVB2U
3 days ago
Clock ticking on the fixed #SizewellC examination period but we don't yet know which of EDF's proposals are to be examined? Honestly, you couldn't make it up. David and Goliath have nothing on this @PINSgov @KwasiKwarteng @theresecoffey #StopSizewellC
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3 days ago
The North Sea erodes the East Anglian coast. It won't stop. So don't build a new nuclear power station on it!
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