This article highlights some very important points. The cost of energy that Hinkley Point could produce is far higher than the cost of renewable technologies such as solar and wind energy. However a huge point to the argument over Hinkley is whether there is a need for this constant baseload power. My answer is a resounding NO. This traditional centralised power model has been superseded by renewable technologies combined with energy storage. Making the most of our natural assets and generating power where it can be used locally needs to be the focus of our future energy policy. Times have changed and we need to embrace this cheaper, cleaner, more effective way of delivering the energy we need.