Kick Nuclear have called a boycott of EDF for its involvement in the planned building of a new generation of nuclear power stations across the UK. The first of these, two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset, gained government approval in September 2016. The project has been heavily criticised for organisations such as Greenpeace. Its executive director John Sauven said:
Even if EDF manages to get the technology to work, the UK will pay the price by saddling themselves until 2060 with an out of date, flawed and expensive technology.
Switch off EDF are also campaigning for people to swtich to greener alternatives, and are currently paying users to do so.The campaign describes Hinkley Point as "not safe, not affordable, not necessary" and calls on the government "to encourage a renewable energy future in Britain instead – solar, wind, wave, tidal, hydro and biogas, coupled with national energy-saving measures." EDF already owns 65 nuclear reactors in the UK and France.