UK nuclear sector welcomes Hinkley

The UK’s nuclear sector has widely welcomed the final go-ahead for Hinkley. Tom Samson, CEO at NuGen told ELN: “We are glad that Hinkley is now going to progress forward, it paves a way for the nuclear new building horizons in the UK, within NuGen is a part. I think it helps demonstrate that this […]

Hinkley approval: International reaction

  The UK Government’s decision to give the green light to Hinkley could lead to other countries following suit. That’s the view of Agneta Rising, General Director at the World Nuclear Association (WNA), who also said Theresa May’s approval is “very good news for the UK” and the continuation of its good nuclear success. She told ELN: […]

EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz claims Hinkley is historic for the UK

The government’s decision to give the final go-ahead to Hinkley Point C is “an historic moment that marks the relaunch of nuclear in Europe”. That’s the message of EDF Energy’s CEO Vincent de Rivaz following yesterday’s news from the Tory Administration to approve the first nuclear plant for a generation in Somerset. In July, Prime […]

Nuclear sector celebrates UK’s approval for Hinkley

The nuclear industry has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear project. In July, Theresa May delayed the final go-ahead of the first UK nuclear site for a generation to be built in Somerset. The approval follows a “new agreement” with EDF, with “significant new safeguards” imposed by ministers under […]

UK gives final green light for Hinkley nuclear plant

The UK Government has given the final go-ahead for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station following a “new agreement” with EDF. Ministers have imposed “significant new safeguards” under a new legal framework for future foreign investment. The news follows Prime Minister Theresa May’s surprise announcement to pause the deal earlier this year amid concerns […]

South Korean firm ‘to invest in nuclear plant in UK’

A South Korean energy firm is supposedly interested in a nuclear project in the UK. Korea Electric Power Corporation is planning to join the NuGen corporation, a consortium between Toshiba and Engie, according to reports. It aims to build and operate a £10 billion new nuclear plant called Moorside Power Station, with an expected capacity of up to 3.8GW in […]

ScottishPower chief: Hinkley deal should be renegotiated

The controversial subsidy agreement for EDF’s proposed nuclear power plant in Somerset should be renegotiated. That’s the view of Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at ScottishPower, who believes the deal agreed by the government for Hinkley Point C is “out of date” and “expensive”. Under the proposed deal, EDF would receive £92.50 for each MWh […]

SSE boss: Hinkley’s significance for UK’s energy security overplayed

Hinkley Point’s significance to the UK’s needs for secure, modern supplies of electricity has been repeatedly overplayed. That’s the view of SSE’s CEO, Alistair Phillips-Davies who said in an interview the country has enough credible alternatives to secure new, cleaner technology to replace older power stations and balance the mix as well as a policy […]

Chinese firm backing Hinkley accused of nuclear espionage

The Chinese firm which is going to invest £6 billion in Hinkley Point is facing charges of nuclear espionage in the US. It has been alleged that China General Nuclear Power (CGN) tried to steal the country’s nuclear technology secrets. The news follows UK’s Government announcement in July to delay the nuclear project in Somerset. CGN will […]

China warns the UK over Hinkley Point

UK and China’s relationship could be threatened if Hinkley Point doesn’t go ahead. That’s the warning from the Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming, who told the Financial Times ties between the two countries are at a “crucial historical juncture”. Mr Liu’s comments follow the government’s announcement to delay its final decision on the nuclear […]