Nuclear Energy (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3913
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You have previously highlighted energy security of supply threats to London's homes and businesses. Are you concerned over the as yet unclear timetable for the delivery of the Hinkley C nuclear power plant, especially as similar plants being developed by EDF Energy in Finland (Okiluto) and France (Flamanville) are now years behind schedule, and are continuing to ask for construction-time extensions, and are also billions over budget?

Answer

Answer for Nuclear Energy (1)

Answer for Nuclear Energy (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London needs an affordable, secure, low carbon energy supply and anything that potentially jeopardises that is concerning. My immediate focus is on minimising the reliance on the grid by maximising energy efficiency, catalysing decentralised energy and exploring the opportunity to shift demand outside peak times.