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Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins

Hinkley Point is a terrible deal. May must show courage and cancel it | Simon Jenkins

The era of the dinosaur vanity project is over – money is desperately needed to redress the effects of austerity. Tough decisions are neededThey haven’t gone away. The great spending dinosaurs of the
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

Government accused of failing billpayers by agreeing to fixed price for 35-year contract that will cost £30bnMPs have accused the government of failing to protect consumers over the price it has
Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

Government accused of failing billpayers by agreeing to fixed price for 35-year contract that will cost £30bnMPs have accused the government of failing to protect consumers over the price it has
Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Building Britain’s first new nuclear reactor since 1995 will cost twice as much as the 2012 Olympics – and by the time it is finished, nuclear power could be a thing of the past. How could the
Short-term thinking of UK nuclear policy | Letters

Short-term thinking of UK nuclear policy | Letters

Sue Roaf writes that evacuation plans for Hinkley Point would have to involve at least a million people; while Diarmuid Foley says that, in the modern world, the route to weapons-grade material is not
EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point'

EDF could build second nuclear plant 'for a fifth less than Hinkley Point'

Company claims a plant at Sizewell in Suffolk would be £4bn cheaper than £20bn projectEDF Energy has claimed it could build a second new nuclear power station in Britain that would be a fifth cheaper
National Grid criticises Ofgem over Hinkley Point C proposals

National Grid criticises Ofgem over Hinkley Point C proposals

Company says regulator’s plans are ‘disappointing’ and its claim of £100m savings is too highNational Grid has hit out at Ofgem’s proposals over an £800m project to connect the Hinkley Point C power
May hoping to kickstart faltering China relations with trade visit

May hoping to kickstart faltering China relations with trade visit

Largest-ever trade delegation will go with prime minister, who aims to open new era in relationsTheresa May will attempt to reset her relationship with China in a vital three-day trip this week,
EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

Experts fear UK’s planned Hinkley plant will face similar budget and deadline problems EDF Energy has warned that a flagship nuclear power station it is building in France could run further behind
China's long game to dominate nuclear power relies on the UK

China's long game to dominate nuclear power relies on the UK

Approval of Chinese nuclear technology in the UK would act as a springboard to the rest of the worldChina wants to become a global leader in nuclear power and the UK is crucial to realising its
Activists call for halt to 'nuclear mud' dumping off Wales

Activists call for halt to 'nuclear mud' dumping off Wales

Campaigners say sediment has not been tested properly and may do ‘irreversible harm’ An eclectic group of activists including scientists, surfers and a member of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals is
Hinkley Point C 'nuclear mud' case dropped after debate secured

Hinkley Point C 'nuclear mud' case dropped after debate secured

Welsh assembly to examine concerns over dumping of sediment at Cardiff GroundsThe Welsh assembly is to debate the dumping of “nuclear mud” in the sea close to Cardiff after an eclectic group of
New UK nuclear funding model could leave taxpayers liable

New UK nuclear funding model could leave taxpayers liable

Ministers are expected to announce plans to bolster nuclear industry this weekThe government will set out plans to resuscitate the UK’s struggling nuclear ambitions with a new scheme which would leave
Hinkley Point C: rising costs and long delays at vast new power station

Hinkley Point C: rising costs and long delays at vast new power station

The UK’s first nuclear plant to be built since 1995 is expected to cost more than £20bnRevealed: mental health crisis at Hinkley Point C construction siteThe Hinkley Point nuclear site, on the
Revealed: mental health crisis at Hinkley Point C construction site

Revealed: mental health crisis at Hinkley Point C construction site

Several workers on nuclear plant have killed themselves or attempted to, says unionNo more ‘man up’: push for better mental healthWhy do so many construction workers kill themselves?Hinkley Point
Hinkley Point nuclear plant building costs rise by up to £2.9bn

Hinkley Point nuclear plant building costs rise by up to £2.9bn

EDF Energy blames ground conditions for rise but says energy bills will not go upThe cost of building the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation has risen by up to £2.9bn to more than
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