Category Archives: Nuclear power

Energy prices and how to build nuclear power

News that British energy regulator Ofgem has complained about the lack of transparency over energy prices pushes the issue of how we pay for our electricity back into the spotlight. Meanwhile, a centrist think-tank has published a report about a … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point nuclear part 2: will the taxpayer take the risk?

Following up on the news that the UK is to have a new nuclear power station built for a cool £16 billion (US$25.87bn) (see below), I’ve been taking views on the subject and have come to an interesting conclusion: I … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point nuclear part 1: what’s the risk?

While important, there doesn’t seem to be very much surprising about yesterday’s announcement from the UK government about the agreement for EDF and friends to finance, build and operate a nuclear power plant. (As I said below, they will get … Continue reading

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How (I think) Hinkley Point C will be paid for

The more I hear about the imminent agreement between the UK government and EDF Energy over the guaranteed price of electricity from their planned new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, the more controversial the deal seems to be. Here I’m going to … Continue reading

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New nuclear and EDF Energy: the case for a deal

I was going to write about something completely different today, but hearing Robert Peston’s distinctive nasal tones on the radio made me change my mind. The UK Treasury has been negotiating for some time with EDF Energy about minimum electricity … Continue reading

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