A formal complaint about subsidies for nuclear power is now being prepared for submission to the European Commission
Lawyers working with the campaigning group Energy Fair say that some existing and proposed new subsidies for nuclear power in the UK may be unlawful under EU laws designed to promote fair competition between businesses.
A formal complaint about subsidies for nuclear power is now being prepared for submission to the European Commission.
Research by Energy Fair has shown that there are several existing or proposed subsidies for nuclear power. Withdrawal of any one of them, via legal or political action, is likely to make new nuclear power plants uncompetitive.
Our research is in line with what others have been saying” says Dr Gerry Wolff, Coordinator of Energy Fair. “MPs have already raised concerns about provisions in the recent Finance Act that will produce windfall profits for the nuclear industry. The Government itself says that the industry will benefit by £50 million per year, and calculations by WWF and Greenpeace show that the subsidy could be as much as £3.43 billion between 2013 and 2026”.
Source: Energy Fair
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