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Time to out UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey:
“…Davey’s brother, Henry, is a partner at Herbert Smith, a law firm that has a long-standing relationship with the nuclear giant EDF Energy…’Davey’s brother advised EDF on trading contracts relating to the company’s acquisition of British Energy in 2008. Herbert Smith has since worked with EDF to gain development consent for the construction and operation of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. .. Ed Davey made a dramatic U-turn by declaring he is now pro-nuclear. The connection with his brother’s professionals interests is simply too close for comfort.”
Is this patronage or nepotism? Sounds like a bit of both. The brother helped majority French gov owned EDF buy British Energy. This is really major! Just go to the Herbert Smith Freehills web site and look for Henry Davey. The easiest is to do a search for Herbert Smith and Henry Davey. Very Shocking! We just KNEW there was something weird about that Ed Davey guy!
Reclaiming the energy agenda: Gathering to discuss how to up-the-ante
This week, it was revealed that the Department of Energy and Climate Change is
looking at the option of a providing almost 90% of the UK’s electricity “needs”
through nuclear power. (this would require 4 Geological Dumps @ 25km sq)
Combined with the new dash for gas, fracking and new nuclear are being promoted to become the
dominant forms of energy provision within the next decade. This would leave the
development of renewables like wind and solar in the gutter.
Industry insiders have admitted that energy prices will not be brought down by
fracking. Meanwhile the government has just agreed to pay twice the going rate for
‘new nuclear’ energy – locking us into a future of energy serfdom.
It’s time to up the ante.
The Stop New Nuclear Alliance is holding a one-day gathering in Bristol on:
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