decision on Hinkley go-ahead to be taken this month' - minister
government has confirmed that it will make a decision on the future
of the Hinkley Point C project near Burnham-On-Sea "this month".
Tuesday, Energy minister Greg Clarke reiterated that the government
will make a decision in September on whether the £18bn scheme
will get the final go-ahead.
comments came as he answered questions on Hinkley Point C, the project
to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point, in the House of
May's arrival as PM has seen a review of the whole project by the
new administration, with an emphasis on the Chinese in1volvement,
which is committed to part-funding the project to the tune of billions
former MP, Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt, said last month that she
believes Theresa May could scrap the project.
said: "My sense is that Theresa May will bite the bullet, she
has put the warning shots out there, and I think she will be brave
enough to say no to the project."
welcomed Theresa May's review, because I've had doubts about Hinkley
for my entire adult life. There is no design like the new design
that is actually working in the whole world."
have also been worries about over-priced electricity, Chinese security
concerns, and also fears over the unproven design of the two new
Hinkley Point C would be a crucial part of the UK's future energy
mix, providing 7% of the country's total electricity needs when
up and running in 2025. It is also expected to create 25,000 jobs.