Reactor will be used to help Beijing take control of disputed islands in the South China Sea by supplying power for new settlements
Campaigners and politicians warn it could cost UK tax-payers up to £30bn over the project’s lifetime
Whitehall sources say the decision could come as early as tomorrow
The Energy & Climate Intellligence Unit says Britain could save £1bn annually by opting for alternatives such as renewables
There are legitimate concerns about the project but it's no wonder unions have described the way the approval process has been handled as "bonkers"
Critics have said the plan represents poor value for money for consumers, who will pay EDF billions of pounds in subsidies to operate the plant of 35 years
Board votes by 10 to 7 in favour of proceeding with the UK's first new power station in twenty years. But UK government holds back from approving deal
The Big Questions: The reasons behind the opposition to the £18bn Somerset power station
Two official reports have raised questions about the rising cost of the first new nuclear plant in a generation, if EDF finally agrees to build it
'It’s probably all over bar the shouting. How can EDF invest billions when there is so much uncertainty?'
'Not all the challenges faced in dealing with the thousands of tonnes of waste the nuclear industry has left in its wake right across the country will be so easy to solve,' environmental campaigner says
Will the UK need new nuclear power in 2025?
Controversial power station is a key part of the Government's plan to 'make sure the lights stay on'
US has warned that China's 'massive land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and increasing militarization of these outposts fuels regional tension and raise serious questions about China's intentions'
The UK is shipping 700kg of enriched uranium to the United States, while American nuclear material will be used in the treatment of cancer patients across Europe
As Hinkley Point hangs in balance, strategic plan acknowledges security risks