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The £30bn Hinkley bill

Britain will pay a high price for its new nuclear energy

By Simon Taylor  

Diggers by the planned site for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset—recently approved ©Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Read more: The folly of Hinkley

The case for new nuclear in the UK remains that it is a proven and reliable source of zero carbon electricity, which also avoids dependence on imported gas. The case against Hinkley remains that it is simply too expensive. The National Audit Office…

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