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The folly of Hinkley

Hinkley Point C is an expensive gamble—especially for the customers

BRIDGWATER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Anti-nuclear protestors gather at the gates of Hinkley Point nuclear power station on October 3, 2011 in Bridgwater, England. Anti-nuclear protestors have blockaded the Somerset power station in reaction to EDF Energy's plans to build two new reactors next to the existing site. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

British electricity customers will soon find out whether they will be saddled…

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