Hinkley Point (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3879
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What impact will new nuclear capacity at Hinkley Point have on London's energy security? Are you still against the development?

Answer

Answer for Hinkley Point (1)

Answer for Hinkley Point (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am not opposed to new nuclear but do have concerns over the cost of the Hinkley project. Additional electricity generation capacity from low carbon sources will help decarbonise the national energy grid. This new generation will help increase London's long term energy security and reliability of electricity supply. Lower cost options must be pursued, including our work to increase decentralised energy in London.