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Fresh threats to Hinkley Point as opposition hardens – Power Engineering International

August 4, 2016

The plot thiçkens. Now the French trade unions are making a legal challenge against EDF’s decision to go ahead with Hinkley.

Meanwhile, the Chinese are miffed that anybody might question their integrity, and the National Grid says Britain can still meet its climate commitments without major new nuclear, as long carbon storage (which does not exist) is developed on a large scale instead.
Talk about a shambles!

  1. August 4, 2016 11:20 am

    Then Luxembourg and Austria are still challenging the subsidies.

    Tragic to see how far the UK power generation industry has sunk since privatisation: we now make virtually none of the components of a power station in the UK!

  2. August 4, 2016 4:28 pm

    Unless the Govt sees some sense regarding the big Green Lie,we wont be making anything at all.You cannot revert a country back to the Dark Ages and expect to survive,or move forward as a civilised society.

  3. 1saveenergy permalink
    August 4, 2016 4:54 pm

    carbon storage (which does not exist) ”

    my grandad developed a carbon storage system called …a coal shed;
    very useful in winter when the power went off.

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    August 4, 2016 7:31 pm

    carbon? Do they mean carbon dioxide?
    Sparkling wine is my preferred method. What’s yours?

  5. August 4, 2016 8:22 pm

    South Korea can knock up a 1400 MW reactor for $5 billion according to this.

    ‘The recent order from the UAE marked South Korea’s first reactor export. Four South Korean-developed APR1400 reactors are to be built in a $20 billion order, with Korea Electric Power Company (Kepco) providing the “full scope of works and services”.’

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      August 5, 2016 8:13 am

      IN their domestic market they can do it for under $3bn.

      • Phil Butterfield permalink
        August 5, 2016 12:59 pm

        Considerably less commercial risk in their home market, plus oncosts on an export project are considerably larger plus they may be constrained c0ontractually to source certain components within the client country which can increase costs. Overall though, makes a bit of a joke of the money the UK wants to waste on Hinkley just because it’s new more efficient technology.

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