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Sizewell C talks could leave us with another horribly expensive nuclear white elephant

Hinkley Point C is still not producing power and its electricity will be horribly expensive when it does – sometime in the middle of the decade. James Moore explains why the nuclear numbers simply don’t add up 

Tuesday 15 December 2020 01:25
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The proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant would neighbour protected nature reserves
The proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant would neighbour protected nature reserves

Only a government led by someone like Boris Johnson could manufacture the following series of events:

11 December: reports emerge that royal navy ships will be ready to patrol the UK’s territorial waters from 1 January in the event of a no-deal Brexit. There are warnings that French fishermen could be arrested and have their boats impounded.

12 December: Johnson uses his slot at the UN climate summit to urge the UK to become the “Saudi Arabia of wind energy” while stressing its 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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