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EDF ran secret lobbying campaign to reduce waste levy

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: EDF ran secret lobbying campaign to reduce waste levy Reply with quote

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The Guardian - 02/06/10

The nuclear industry is being offered what campaigners claim is a taxpayer subsidy on the disposal costs of waste from new reactors following a secret lobbying campaign, the Guardian has learned.

The revelation will put further scrutiny on the new government's promise that there will be no subsidy for nuclear power. Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne, the new energy and climate change secretary of state, admitted to the Guardian this week that the government already faces a £4bn funding black hole over existing radioactive waste.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All they want is parity with the fossil fuel industry: the right to chuck their effluent away at no cost to themselves. After all, that's what has happened with the competition for the last couple of hundred years. Perhaps we should start charging the fossil fuel industry for their pollution and we could call it a...wait for it.... CARBON TAX!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but the problem here is that a Carbon Tax (so I'm lead to believe) would work in the Nukes' favour...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It probably would, until nukes had to pay ALL their disposal costs.
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