Posts Tagged ‘Hinkley’

UK windfarms cheaper than Hinkley Point, experts claim

Analysts predict sea change in energy policy as falling costs for offshore power will charge UK taxpayer at least 10% less than deal handed to new nuclear plant Windfarms around Britain’s coast will beat the planned nuclear power station Hinkley Point on price when the winning bidders for a £290m-a-year pot of government subsidies are […]

Nuclear is to wind as Betamax is to Netflix – why Hinkley Point C is a turkey | Letters

Christopher Jessop on why the UK is still backing nuclear power as others dump it; Andrew Warren on how energy efficiency can save us from the ‘energy gap’; Brian Price on the inaccuracy of a 2007 prediction by the head of EDF You report (4 July) that the cost of Hinkley C power station has just […]

If wind and solar power are cheaper and quicker, do we really need Hinkley Point?

Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value Should Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel wind and solar power further into the limelight. […]

Hinkley C’s future is in doubt. Let’s turn our sights to offshore wind | Huub den Rooijen

Falling costs and increased reliability mean this clean power now offers a mature part of the solution for the UK’s energy mix With the government re-examining the case for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point, it’s a good time to reflect on recent breakthroughs in another low carbon technology: offshore wind. Offshore wind is already […]

Crown estate wades into Hinkley Point nuclear debate

Body says, with government reviewing £18.5bn project, benefits of renewables such as offshore wind should be looked at The crown estate has waded into the battle over Hinkley Point, pointing out that offshore windfarms are already being built at cheaper prices than the proposed atomic reactors for Somerset. While not arguing the £18.5bn nuclear project […]

Solar and wind ‘cheaper than new nuclear’ by the time Hinkley is built

UK government’s own projections expect onshore wind power and large-scale solar to cost less per megawatt hour than new nuclear by 2025 The government expects solar and wind power to be cheaper than new nuclear power by the time Hinkley Point C is completed, its own projections show. Theresa May’s government last month made a […]

For a secure energy future, there are far better investments than Hinkley | John Sauven

The nuclear project is outdated and expensive – the UK should be focussing time and money on renewables, interconnectors, storage, smart grids and efficiency Hinkley Point C, the multibillion pound nuclear deal, years in the making, is on the cusp of unravelling. At the last minute, the government has hit the pause button in order […]

Hinkley Point C is not only new energy option, says windfarm developer

Henrik Poulsen of Dong says UK investment in turbines and offshore farms can power country without new nuclear station The biggest offshore windfarm developer in Britain has said the country can meet its future energy commitments without the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear project. Henrik Poulsen, chief executive of Dong Energy, said wind turbines could […]

Hinkley C is the wrong project at the wrong price | Editorial

This project will suck up billions that ought to be invested in reducing demand and developing renewables The French energy giant EDF today finally decided to go ahead with Hinkley C . It may be a disaster for the largely state-owned company. If the British government now gives the nod to the first round of […]

French energy minister: Hinkley C must not ‘dry out’ renewables funding

France’s energy minister Segolene Royal has backed union demands for the EDF’s Hinkley C project in Somerset to be re-examined, write Angelique Chrisafis & Chris Johnston – adding that the project must not go ahead if it would ‘dry out’ funds needed for EDF’s renewable energy program. I think the project should bring supplementary proof […]