Fresh poll casts doubt over British public’s support for EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear plant

Fresh poll casts doubt over British public’s support for EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear plant

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Out to grass: The £25bn project will this week be signed off by Chinese premier Xi Jinping on his state visit to the UK

But Greenpeace claims less than a third of the public support the deal, which would provide 7 per cent of Britain’s electricity supply.

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A poll by research group Populus found that just 29 per cent of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they backed the project.

Some 34 per cent opposed it outright, while the rest were undecided.

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