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Hinkley Point C nuclear power station (HPC) is a project...

wikipedia - 15 Sep 2016
Hinkley Point C nuclear power station (HPC) is a project to construct a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors in Somerset, England. The proposed site is one of eight announced by the British government in 2010, and in November 2012 a nuclear site licence was granted. On 28 July 2016 the EDF board approved the project, and on 15 September 2016 the UK government approved the project with some safeguards for the investment. The plant, which has a projected lifetime of sixty y
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Hinkley Point will 'hit the poorest hardest', say MPs

BBC News - 22 Nov 2017
A group of MPs has said that the £18bn cost of the UK's new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will hit the country's poorest the hardest. The Public Accounts Committee said that households had been "locked into an expensive deal lasting 35 years ...
hinkley point c nuclear power station

UK ministers go cold on Swansea £1.3bn tidal power lagoon

Financial Times - 17 Dec 2017
The Swansea backers argue that — over the life of the deal — the guaranteed price would be closer to £89.90 per megawatt hour, less than the £92.50/MWh promised for 35 years to the French and Chinese developers behind the Hinkley Point C nuclear ...
hinkley point c nuclear power station

MPs: Euratom exit could delay Hinkley construction

New Civil Engineer - 13 Dec 2017
Eurotom establishes a single market for the trade in nuclear materials and technology as well as allowing movement of skills and capital - but the UK government confirmed earlier this year its intention to depart the body as well as the EU. Evidence ...
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British MPs question value of Hinkley Point project

World Nuclear News - 23 Nov 2017
The House of Commons public accounts committee has concluded that UK households have been dealt a "bad hand" by the cost of the so-called strike price - the fixed cost for electricity generated - for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in ...
hinkley point c nuclear power station

Is This The End Of Nuclear Power In The UK?

OilPrice.com - 29 Nov 2017
The Guardian newspaper editorialized that this figure should “blow away the UK's nuclear plans.” First, let's put the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in context. The UK government first announced its nuclear power expansion program in 2006. The ...
hinkley point c nuclear power station

New defects in Hinkley type reactor

The Times - 14 Dec 2017
A French-designed nuclear reactor ordered by Britain is facing further scrutiny after the disclosure that defects were detected in one of the same models under construction in China. The revelation adds to the string of setbacks that have hit the ...
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Korean energy firm rescues UK's Moorside nuclear power project

The Guardian - 07 Dec 2017
Toshiba had cleared the painstaking, four- to five-year regulatory process of getting its reactor approved by UK authorities, a process Kepco will have to start from scratch. Kepco is understood to be planning to fit two of its APR-1400 reactors on the ...
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UK government to release funding for mini nuclear power stations

The Guardian - 03 Dec 2017
The energy minister, Richard Harrington, is expected to announce support for the embryonic technology on Thursday, industry figures told the Guardian. The funding is likely to be up to £100m, one source said. Small modular reactors provide about a ...
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UK greenlights Hitachi reactor design for nuclear power project

Power Engineering International - 15 Dec 2017
Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon's CEO, called the approval a “huge milestone for Horizon and a major leap forward for us in bringing much-needed new nuclear power to the UK”. The firm will now need to organize financing for the project by mid-2018 and is ...
hinkley point c nuclear power station

Wind Economics: UK consumers miss out on big savings

Windpower Monthly - 01 Dec 2017
The report estimates the costs of delivering 2.7TWh by other means, including the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, a recently-contracted biomass project, offshore wind, combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGT) and small modular reactors (SMR). The ...
hinkley point c nuclear power station

Nuclear reactor component defects reportedly known to manufacturer

Power Engineering International - 15 Dec 2017
A component supply contract was awarded in 2008 to a consortium composed of China's Dongfang Electric and France's Alstom (acquired by GE in 2015), which then subcontracted the manufacturing of the deaerator to Harbin Boiler. This week's news triggered ...
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MPs must debate Hinkley Point costs, says Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus - 27 Nov 2017
MPS must be given a chance to debate the escalating costs of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, Newport West MP Paul Flynn has said. Mr Flynn has long campaigned against the £20 million power station, which was given the go-ahead last year and ...

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