The UK ‘must commit to 10GW of new nuclear to reach net zero by 2050, but costs need to fall’

A strategy without new nuclear power could put the UK Government’s net zero target at risk, according to a report

Dust cloud released around Hinkley Point C area after internal damage to one of its silos

An investigation is already underway to detect the reasons for this damage

Hinkley Point C nuclear project completes second reactor base

The power station in Somerset, South West England will generate reliable, low carbon electricity to aid the UK’s efforts to reduce dependency on fossil fuels

Ofgem cuts cost of Hinkley Point C grid link by £60 million

The move will save UK consumers money on their bills over the 45-year cost period

EDF races to build Sizewell C in ‘optimal window’

The firm says securing a funding deal for the proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk is vital as ongoing delays and setbacks could make the project too costly

Ofgem proposes cutting costs of connecting Hinkley Point C to the grid

The energy regulator has announced it plans to save consumers money by reducing National Grid Electricity Transmission’s funding request to build the transmission links

EDF raises cost of Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant by £2.9bn

The energy giant said the risk of a delay in delivering the project’s milestones has increased but the aim to generate first electricity in 2025 remains unchanged

Big Carl: World’s biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point C nuclear plant

It is 250 metres tall and can carry 5,000 tonnes in a single lift – equivalent to 32 single-storey houses or 1,600 cars

US blacklists Chinese nuclear firm involved in UK Hinkley Point C project

China General Nuclear Power partnered with EDF to help fund a third of the £20bn cost of the nuclear power plant being built in Somerset

First reactor base of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant complete

EDF Energy CEO Simone Rossi says the progress is ‘good news for anyone concerned about the climate change crisis’