The Norwegian Energy Minister has mocked the decision of the British government to back the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project. Speaking at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Energy Summit on Monday, Tord Lien, Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, also declared his country’s support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and pointed to the Scandinavian example of inter-governmental co-operation as a model for the European energy union. Later, Baroness Lucy Neville Rolfe, UK minister of state for energy, defended the government’s decision to back the development of the controversial nuclear power plant in a keynote speech at the annual clean energy event. In response to a question on the merits of approving the go-ahead for Hinkley, Mr Lien told the audience the experience of Norway’s neighbours Finland informed his opinions.
Power Engineering International 10th Oct 2016 read more »
Letter Greg Clark to Angus MacNeil: Further to my previous oral statement to the House on 15 September 2016, I am pleased to announce that the EDF Board has approved the condition on Hinkley Point C project to include additional protections allowing the Government to prevent the sale of EDF’s controlling stake before the completion of construction. Following EDF’s decision, I gave a direction to the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) to offer a Contact for Difference (CfD) to NNB Generation Company (HPC) Ltd (the developer) for Hinkley Point C.
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