The UK must embrace nuclear power, despite costs and controversy, to meet its net zero carbon target by 2050, Britain’s largest business lobby has claimed. Continue Reading
Moves to bolster the UK’s nuclear power energy infrastructure have taken a leap forward, as regulators have cleared a new project based in Wales to go ahead after five years of deliberation on regulation.
Fresh criticism has be brought to the table by MPs regarding the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant and the projected subsidy costs based on the promised price for the energy it will eventually generate.
Vincent de Rivaz is due to step down as chief executive of EDF Energy in October, following a successful campaign to ensure a deal for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.
The United Nations has ramped up its criticism of the UK government’s approach to the Hinkley Point C nuclear project, going as far as to suggest that work on the plant should be suspended.
After initially postponing the final decision pending review, Prime Minister Theresa May has officially approved the £18 billion nuclear reactor to be built in Somerset, following a revised agreement with EDF.
Soon after EDF executives decided to officially give the green light to the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, the British government called for the decision to be postponed pending review.