05.07.16 Hinkley nuclear – what's the chances?

Parliament's spending watchdog has just concluded that the economic case for the multi-billion pound Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is at best 'marginal' and is also subject to significant uncertainty. They're also not happy about locking us all into such a risky and costly venture when the economic benefits are unclear and are measured against continually falling costs for producing our energy with other renewables. They added that with the French builder EDF's current difficult financial problems that no-one could actually be 100% certain that the new plant would ever be built.

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