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
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.
A combination of various factors serving to limit energy generated from plants in several European countries could push up domestic prices, households have been warned.
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.
French ministers and EDF chiefs have called for the final investment decision on the Hinkley Point C nuclear project to be given the go ahead as soon as possible, as critics question its viability in the post-Brexit vote climate.