‘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’

Balfour Beatty bags £214m Hinkley Point C contract

It will link the new nuclear power station to the national grid

Somerset community energy group launches £4m solar bond

Burnham and Weston Energy will use the money raised to pay off loans for its 9.3MW community solar farm

UK energy secretary to visit Hinkley nuclear site at it hits new milestone

Around 250 apprentices are now working on the new facility, which is expected to provide 7% of the nation’s electricity needs