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Welcome Next Step On Hinkley Point C

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GMB Welcome Commissioner’s Recommendation That Full EU Commission Approve Agreement On Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

We lobbied the Commission to secure this outcome for an important project for UK energy and for engineering construction says GMB.

GMB responded to the EDF Energy statement on Hinkley Point C regarding the EU Commission. See notes to editors for copy of EDF Energy.

Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary for Energy, said "GMB lobbied the Commission to secure this outcome for an important project for UK energy and for engineering construction.

GMB welcome the confirmation that the Commissioner has recommended that the full Commission approve the agreement on Hinkley Point C.

GMB look forward to an early decision by the full Commission to accept this recommendation."

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Contact: Gary Smith 07710 618909 or Kathleen Walker Shaw 07841 181549 or GMB press office 079212 89880 or 07974 251 823

Notes to editors

Statement from EDF Energy on Hinkley Point C on Monday 22 September.

“Confirmation that Vice-President Almunia recommends that the College of Commissioners approve the agreement on Hinkley Point C is another positive step forward for this vital project. The process to gain approval continues in line with the expected timetable.

This agreement between the UK Government and EDF for the first new nuclear power station in Britain since 1995 is fair and balanced for consumers and investors alike. The State Aid investigation has been rigorous, robust and thorough and we expect that the College of Commissioners will recognise this. Hinkley Point C is an important project which will deliver Europe-wide objectives, offering the prospect of reliable, secure and low carbon electricity for many decades to come as well as boosting jobs and skills.”

 

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