EU approves Hinkley Point nuclear power station as costs raise by £8bn

EU approves Hinkley Point nuclear power station as costs raise by £8bn

The European commission in October gave Britain the green light for a huge government subsidy that will open the way for the first atomic power stations to be built for nearly 20 years.

The ruling was welcomed by ministers and the nuclear industry but Austria threatened legal action against it, while consumer champions said it could add more than £5bn a year to energy bills.

Source: The Guardian

Date: October 2014

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