Is there a really need for Hinkley Point to be built? Tom Burke: There isn’t actually, there’s lots and lots more things that we can do. There is no need to replace nuclear with nuclear, or indeed with gas. We’ve got so many more options, that by the time we get to the 20’s they are going to be an awful lot cheaper, a much better bargain for Britain’s bill payers. What’s interesting about Hinkley Point is that it has managed to be 10 years late before it’s even started, which is a record even for the nuclear industry, so we can’t have any confidence anyway that they what they say they’ll be able to do.
Tom Burke 17th Feb 2016 read more »
French state-owned energy giant EDF has once again postponed a decision on whether to commit to building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in south west England, over financial worries and project overruns. The UK Government is committed to building new nuclear power stations as part of its policy of reducing carbon emissions, however, it has struggled to get the project off the ground. Plans for a third nuclear power station at Hinkley Point were delayed over financing the deal.
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