The GMB union today urged the UK Government to get on with building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset.
The Government move to review the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant took people by surprise, but concerns over costs have been repeatedly raised.
The Government has come under fire for its shock move to further delay a decision on building Hinkley Point power station, with warnings that it could be “potentially disastrous”.
EDF will hold a meeting later today where it will decided whether or not to approve investment in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant.
Subsidies promised to Electricite de France SA by the U.K. for power generated from the Hinkley Point C nuclear station are projected to reach £37billion ($48billion), more than twice the estimate made a year ago, according to data published on a government website Thursday.
French energy giant EDF has reiterated support for its delayed new nuclear power station in Hinkley, although a long-awaited final investment decision is still to be made.
Unions have stepped up their support for the delayed Hinkley Point nuclear power station, saying that confirming the financial go-ahead will be the first big “litmus test” for infrastructure projects following the EU referendum result.
The Hinkley Point nuclear power station project could become a casualty of Brexit, it has been reported.
An energy giant owned by the Chinese state has denied it plans to step in with a “Plan B” at Hinkley Point should a £21 billion deal with the French collapse.
Energy giant EDF has said the cost of building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station could jump to almost £21 billion, about £3 billion more than it said last year.
A Chinese state-backed nuclear energy firm is considering taking a stake in the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, one of its officials has said.
A fresh report has claimed building new nuclear power stations will create “significant and hidden costs” in comparison to renewable options which offer a better “intergenerational contract”.
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has refused to accept a £100 wager to guarantee further public subsidies will not be offered to a delayed nuclear power station.
France’s top audit body has said the financing scheme for EDF’s $25.6billion project to build two nuclear plants in the UK could be potentially risky.
The Government’s energy policies are coming under increasing criticism after the chief financial officer of power giant EDF resigned, casting fresh speculation over its plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley.
Electricite de France SA’s Chief Financial Officer Thomas Piquemal quit last week after disagreeing with Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy on the timing of a plan to build new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in the U.K., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Labour has warned lessons must be learned from the Tories' "mistakes" in their handling of plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.
The Government has been urged to draw up a Plan B in case a new nuclear power station planned at Hinkley Point is never built, according to Labour.
Ministers have insisted they have “absolutely nothing to apologise about“ over a row relating to steel procurement for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project.
Energy giant EDF has leased offices to provide a base for a large part of the project team working on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
The National Security Council has not “fully considered” the impact of Chinese involvement in the building of new nuclear power stations in the UK, a former shadow defence secretary has said.
Plans for the first UK nuclear power plant in a generation are set to be given a boost today with confirmation of Chinese investment in the multi-billion pound scheme.
The Government is being accused of complacency over energy supplies amid a warning of “widespread blackouts” as power stations close.
The Government is being urged to intervene to speed up a final decision on when a new nuclear power station will be built in the UK or leave the country facing the “very real prospect” of power cuts.
Controversial plans to build the first UK nuclear power station in over 20 years have taken a huge step forward with an announcement of which companies are set to be involved in the giant energy project.