31.03.16 The stars just won't align for Hinkley nuclear reactor

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A trade union board member of EDF, the French energy giant which has long-standing plans (but no money) to develop a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, has said that currently the conditions weren't right to go ahead and that he will vote against it. Problems with a similar reactor in France, EDF's weak financial position and the poor state of the energy market had all influenced his decision. In an EDF internal document, recently leaked to the the Financial Times, EDF engineers expressed doubts about Hinkley's reactor technology and argued for a redesign to make it less expensive. Meanwhile the UK Government has said it is 'committed' to Hinkley – just like they said they were committed to the defunct Green Deal, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Renewables Obligation (RO) schemes.

Source: BBC News – to read the complete BBC News story please click here