"Failing to call a stop to Hinkley will prove a costly mistake. Not just the financial cost to consumers and the public purse, but the opportunity cost for renewables…. The opportunity to pull the plug on Hinkley has been missed, and we will all pay for it from our pockets," Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat Energy spokeswoman, said in a statement published on the party's website.
On September 15, the UK government approved the project of building a new $24 billion power station at Hinkley Point, which is co-financed by Chinese and French companies.
The Hinkley Point C project was licensed by the UK government in 2012. The nuclear power plant is expected to meet 7 percent of the UK's energy needs once it opens in 2025, according to the French electricity company EDF.