Hinkley Point a ‘risky and expensive project’

Government plans for the new £18 billion Hickley Point nuclear power station are ‘not value for money’ and is a ‘risky’ project.

The government and French energy company EDF are expected to sign the key contract for the new £18 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Following a comprehensive review of the Hinkley Point C project, the government has decided to proceed with the first new nuclear power station.

The government has postponed a final decision on plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years until the early Autumn.

Long delays and questions surrounding the future of the Hinkley Point project mean the UK needs a nuclear ‘plan B’, according to Tim Yeo, former chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee.

Framework contracts worth up to £12 million have been awarded to a series of consortia to support research into nuclear decommissioning.

A new survey by Love Energy Savings has revealed that 40 per cent of the British public do not know enough about nuclear power.

Long delays or a cancellation of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could cause the UK to miss decarbonisation targets, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has warned.

France’s oldest nuclear power plant, the Fessenheim site, could be turned into an electric vehicle (EV) factory, as the site nears its scheduled close date in 2018.

Energy firm EDF has declared it will extend the life of four of its high nuclear power plants operating in the UK, in a move that is expected to safeguard 2,000 jobs and help with declining energy supplies.

The Hinkley Point nuclear power plant could face further delays as EDF has reportedly postponed its final decision on whether to invest.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change has announced its consent for the construction of a new electric line connection, which will form a major part of the infrastructure needed for the transmission of electricity from Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

UK Energy Statistics show low carbon increase

The Government’s Energy Trends report shows a fall in coal and gas generation has been offset by an increase from the renewables and nuclear sectors.

Nuclear Power in the UK

Organisations in the nuclear industry have endorsed a Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) Concordat on public engagement.

After 44 years of generating electricity in Anglesey, Wyfla Nuclear Power Station will enter a 100-day cooling down period on December 31 before full decomissioning begins.


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