It’s been a while since we broached the topic of Hinkley Point’s progression but the Brexit vote has brought its development into question again amid further fears.
Following the Brexit vote, Hinkley Point is likely to see further delays concerning its future. A major concern for those involved right now is the unpredictability of any decisions regarding the build.
‘[I]t has become a lot more difficult . . . “No one could know today which way a vote [of the board on Hinkley] would go.’ – Read more.
Those opposing Hinkley within EDF, the key backer of the project, are using the UK’s current political turmoil as a means of preventing the £18bn build.
‘Those arguing against the project say it is impossible to make any decisions when it is unclear who will be the future prime minister, chancellor of the exchequer and energy and climate change secretary.’– Read more.
If the project is to go ahead time is fast running out and a decision needs to be made so that the UK’s energy crisis can be averted while there is still time. Amber Rudd announced after last week’s talks that the UK’s carbon reduction targets are still set to be reached. It does seem that although it’s clear there is going to be hard time ahead for renewables, now is the time for the UK to be saying goodbye to costly nuclear power and pursuing more green energy, helping secure the future of the UK’s clean energy.
Will Hinkley ever be built?
Read more on the topic here.