EDF to redesign British reactors after leaks at Chinese nuclear power station

The energy giant has reportedly been forced to redesign Britain’s proposed reactors after failures at Chinese plant

France unveils plans to nationalise EDF

The French state currently holds an 84% stake in the company

National Grid plugs in crucial substation for the UK’s nuclear future

The substation will support Hinkley Point C, the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in more than 20 years

EDF: Hinkley Point C nuclear plant delayed and costs to soar by £3bn

Costs have been estimated to range between £25bn and £26bn and the nuclear plant in Somerset is expected to start operating a year later than planned – now in June 2027

Energy prices to remain ‘significantly above average’ up to 2030

Delays in new nuclear power and closures of existing plants could keep prices at high levels, according to a new report

Hinkley Point C power station fitted with ‘world’s biggest’ crane

A 347-tonne steel ring has been deployed to the power plant’s first reactor

Business Secretary visits Hinkley Point C

Kwasi Kwarteng reinstated that nuclear is at the heart of the government’s plans to ensure greater energy security

MPs approve Nuclear Energy Financing Bill

The new financing model aims to attract investors and bring more security for future large-scale nuclear power stations

UN hails nuclear as the lowest carbon electricity source

Nuclear power generates less carbon dioxide emissions over its lifecycle than any other electricity source, according to a new report

Hinkley Point C could ‘wipe out’ 11 billion fish, Bristol Channel campaigners say

Activist groups are campaigning against EDF’s decision to remove Acoustic Fish Deterrents on the cooling water intakes at the nuclear power station