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

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

Fury over Bristol airport expansion decision

MPs and campaign groups questioned the environmental implications of the expansion

‘World first’: First of 116 new T-pylons erected in Somerset

The new pylons form part of National Grid’s Hinkley Connection project, a £900m investment to connect low carbon electricity from the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

Food waste-hungry trucks clean up streets in South West

Collected food waste is converted into biomethane fuel for recycling trucks

EDF denies increasing role of China’s CGN at Hinkley nuclear plant

It dismissed the claims made in the Sunday Telegraph story, which alleges the Chinese state energy company is ‘more closely involved’ in the project than what was previously disclosed

Somerset Council to boost battery storage capacity to 30MW

An additional 5MW development is being installed at the site near Taunton

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

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’