Cost of new nuclear plants ‘often 18% more than expected’

Researchers say developers might be better off focusing on ‘lower risk’ technologies such as wind or solar power instead

Government delays decision on new UK coal mine plans

The final decision was due to be made today but Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid is still considering the application

Hinkley hit by £1.5bn cost overrun and delay

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is running £1.5 billion over budget and more than a year behind schedule. French state-owned company EDF admitted the cost of the plant is now likely to be £19.6 billion and a review found it could be delayed by up to 15 months. However the energy company hopes […]

Amber Rudd: Hinkley delay risks emissions targets and energy bills hike

A delay or cancellation of the proposed Hinkley nuclear project in the UK could lead to an increase in energy bills and jeopardise the nation’s decarbonisation targets. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said while she is “fully confident” the project will go ahead, DECC has arrangements in place to ensure any delay does not pose a […]