The original Hinkley Point power station, pictured under construction in 1961, was completed two years late.
It has held back the UK's energy infrastructure for decades.
The country needs more nuclear power – but not more Hinkleys.
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This is a big opportunity for smaller reactors that can be built quickly and cheaply.
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The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain’s future relations with China in jeopardy.
I can’t understand a word you’re saying, François.
The decision to delay a major nuclear deal has ruffled feathers in Beijing. Is this a sign of the new PM's approach to international relations?
Protesters gathered near the proposed site for Hinkley Point C.
For years UK energy policy has been focused on creating a perfect environment for a new nuclear plant. Now things just got exciting.
Hinkley Point B was built in the 1970s. The proposed plant, Hinkley C, will be built next door.
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Britain should focus on energy efficiency and small-scale renewable projects, not huge new power plants.
Thousands of bags of radioactive rubble near Fukushima, 2016.
The nuclear operator was nowhere near adequately covered for the disaster. And it's not just a Japanese problem.
Without new nuclear generators, will Britain run out of electricity?
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The search for alternative ways to boost energy supply – or reduce demand.
Dungeness B nuclear power station: still fit for duty?
Changing the rules by which nuclear power stations are judged to be safe or not may sound unpalatable to some, even outright dangerous. But this is what the Office of Nuclear Regulation is considering…
The future Hinkley Point C nuclear power station (centre), with older reactors.
There has long been talk of the need for a “nuclear renaissance”, and now it seems underway. The deal has been struck that would see the first new British nuclear power station in a generation. But is…