Hinkley Point: poverty of thinking pointing to a disaster waiting to happen

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Hinkly Point C nuclear power station is to go ahead.

So, the UK government is going to give a state owned French company working in partnership with a Chinese state owned company a subsidy to build a nuclear power station on low lying land inherently at risk of long term flooding.

If you want an example of poverty of thinking pointing to a long term disaster where none of the short term recipients of gain from this decision will carry the responsibility for sorting out the mess then this is it.

That's a fair summary for much of our energy policy though. And that's what's really worrying.