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Nuclear power vs wind farms: the infographic the Government doesn’t want you to see

Hat-tip to our Energy Correspondent Emily Gosden for this Department of Energy & Climate Change infographic. It was deleted from Gov.uk this week “because of sensitivities”, according to a DECC press officer. “Hmmm,” says Emily. Quite.

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It turns out that the Renewable Energy Association called it “unhelpful” in a press release, pleading that “as Ed Davey stressed… it is not an either/or choice”.

What’s going on at DECC? I’d hate to start a conspiracy, but did the infographic come from the Tory Energy Minister Michael Fallon’s people? Was it squashed by the Lib Dem Energy Secretary, Ed Davey?

Here (via @owenboswarva) is how the Government’s official Hinkley Point C news story looked on Wednesday:

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And on Thursday:

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Move along people, nothing to see here.