25 October 2013
The race to get the best rail services for passengers between London and Scotland officially got underway today, Friday 25 October.
Hinkley C published design showing the small footprint of a nuclear power plant against the renewables industry products that destroy visual amenity
The British Government announcements that China and France will build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley and that ‘green’ climate fraud taxes are to be scrapped is causing panic in the renewables industry.
Dear Mr David Cameron
The UK Solar Industry Can Build Hinkley Point C in 2 Years
I am writing to you as Operations Director of Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s leading solar power generator, and also as a consumer of electricity in this country. As you are aware, Ofgem has made recent announcements that our country will suffer an energy drought by 2015 as old coal fired power stations are decommissioned. To avoid the ever increasing risk of blackouts, £110b needs to be urgently spent replacing the 20% of the UK’s capacity scheduled to be turned off by 2018. Whilst the announcement of Hinkley Point C will make a material contribution to plugging the gap without further perpetuating our dependency on fossil fuels, this new power station will only be of use in 10 years’ time at the earliest.
Food waste has never been so rife in the UK; with Tesco announcing today that, ‘A quarter of grapes supplied to the supermarket giant were never eaten, along with 40 per cent of apples and 20 per cent of bananas. And 68 per cent of bagged salad never made it to the plate, with roughly a third of the total being thrown away in-store and the rest at home.’