New Sizewell nuclear plant ‘could see energy bills rise several pounds’

EDF’s Nuclear Development Director, Julia Pyke, outlined how a new financing scheme for the project could save final costs by requiring an upfront payment from consumers

‘Sizewell could be 20% cheaper than Hinkley’

EDF has claimed it could build a second new nuclear power station in the UK a fifth cheaper than the cost of the £20 billion Hinkley Point C project. The energy giant said the planned Sizewell facility on the Suffolk coast could be built more cheaply by replicating its predecessor’s construction techniques, using existing grid […]

IMEC question how many jobs will go to France, following nuclear deal

A senior engineer has warned that the deal made between France and the UK may favour French firms. DECC said the deal made in Paris today would bring jobs to the UK. Dr Tim Fox from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers thinks France may get the vast majority of contracts in the UK. DECC announced […]

Huhne hails Hinkley’s nuclear potential

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today visited Hinkley Point in Somerset, the site of EDF Energy’s proposed new nuclear power station. His trip to the site comes as the government’s consultation on Energy National Policy Statements ends today. Mr Huhne said: “A new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point has the potential to make an important […]