Fri 7 Jan, 2022

These communities deserve a just transition away from an energy source that is expensive and neither clean nor sustainable Mark Ruskell

Workers are key to a just transition at the Hunterston nuclear plant, which retires today, according to the Scottish Greens.

The nuclear sector has used the occasion to call for more subsidies, despite the UK Government already subsidising the sector and proposing to charge bill payers upfront to pay for nuclear power stations that haven’t even been built yet, like at Hinkley Point.

Commenting, Scottish Greens energy spokesperson Mark Ruskell said: “Respect and thanks must go to the workers at Hunterston who have kept our lights on over the decades and those who will continue the important work of de-commissioning.

“These communities deserve a just transition away from an energy source that is expensive and neither clean nor sustainable. The vast subsidies involved would be better spent investing in modern renewable energy solutions that provide a long-term future for workers and our planet.”

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