Hinkley Point

Time and technology are overtaking the arguments for Hinckley Point

18 September 2017 11:08

The price of offshore wind power has halved, making those giant inshore turbine arrays we love to hate look competitive…

What if Hinkley Point proves Jeremy Corbyn right?

3 July 2017 18:01

Theresa May spent her first few months as Prime Minister reversing many of her predecessor’s policies. But there is one…

Donald Trump is right to take action against China

10 January 2017 11:33

It’s a mistake to think of Donald Trump as a protectionist, as Boris Johnson will have discovered during his recent…

It’s time for Theresa May to answer the airport question

24 September 2016 10:00

Hinkley Point — for all its flaws and the whiffs of suspicion around its Chinese investors — has finally received…

Jim O’Neill’s decision to quit gives Theresa May something of a headache

23 September 2016 12:59

Jim O’Neill, who was somehow overlooked in Theresa May’s purge of the Osbornites, has become the first person to resign from…

Theresa May has made the wrong call on Hinkley Point

15 September 2016 11:42

Today’s decision to give the go-ahead for Hinkley C after a six-week review seems to confirm what was indicated in…

How can we trust China with our nuclear power when we can’t trust it not to spy on our government?

4 September 2016 15:36

In her decision as to whether to go ahead with the Chinese-backed Hinkley C nuclear power station – postponed from…

Lord Mandelson issues stark warning to Theresa May over Hinkley Point

10 August 2016 8:48

Yesterday, it was the Chinese ambassador threatening Theresa May over Hinkley point. Today, it’s Lord Mandelson’s turn. The Labour grandee…

China threatens Theresa May over Hinkley Point delay

9 August 2016 8:02

It was already clear that Theresa May’s decision to review the Hinkley Point power plant had not gone down well in China.…

Lagoons: the new technology better than Hinkley Point

7 August 2016 8:37

Let’s turn our attention to ‘tidal lagoons’: you may have heard that phrase in discussion of alternatives to Hinkley Point…

Is Theresa May using Hinkley Point to hold the French hostage over Brexit?

1 August 2016 15:32

Plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset suffered a surprise setback on Friday after…

Is Theresa May’s chief of staff behind the Hinkley Point jitters?

30 July 2016 11:50

This week relations between Britain and China were placed under strain after the government delayed approval for the Hinkley Point nuclear…

The brakes are put back on Hinkley Point

29 July 2016 10:09

The Times has investigated train fares and found that millions of passengers have been paying more for a whole journey…

Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career

29 July 2016 9:50

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the nuclear button was finally pressed – a vote by the board of…

Hinkley Point is the imperfect answer to a pressing problem

28 July 2016 16:08

Brits had been told that we’d be cooking our turkeys on power generated at Hinkley Point by next Christmas. It’s…

England couldn’t cope with a nuclear accident at Hinkley Point

11 May 2016 14:37

An EDF board meeting today could spell the end of the wretched Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and its…

Even the French are starting to realise that Hinkley Point is a nuclear turkey

7 March 2016 11:41

The finance director of EDF, the French energy giant, has quit over its plans to build George Osborne’s new pet…

Another Hinkley Point delay isn’t a surprise but it’s still a worry

16 February 2016 8:43

EDF has bought itself some valuable time over its decision about whether or not to build a new nuclear plant…

A Chinese bailout won’t save Hinkley Point, our latest nuclear disaster

21 October 2015 12:51

How easy it would be to scorn the environmentalists who are up in arms about George Osborne’s new pet project,…

Michael Fallon: there’s no need to worry about Hinkley Point because it’s French-led

19 October 2015 16:28

How worried should we be about China’s involvement in building the Hinkley Point nuclear power station? Even if concerns were raised at…