The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the government’s decision to review the Hinkley Point C nuclear deal.

Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said:

“Even supporters of nuclear power now recognise how bad this deal is. It means signing up our future to some of the most expensive electricity we have seen, and handing over £30 billion in subsidies to France and China just isn’t a credible economic plan.

“The truth is the cost of nuclear power has continued to rise as the cost of renewable energy has fallen sharply. Renewable energy is now the future – this is where investment is needed – not billions on outdated, dangerous and expensive nuclear energy.”