UK nuclear power loan under attack

Environmental group Greenpeace and renewable energy company Ecotricity yesterday announced legal action against the European Commission over its backing for a controversial UK government loan to support nuclear power producer British Energy (EED 27/11/02). The two organisations said they would challenge before the European court of first instance the Commission's decision that the aid had to be granted to ensure nuclear safety and security of electriticy supply. See press release.

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