Anyone got a view on this. My son told me to turn the radio over to a music channel this morning as he said the discussion about nuclear power stations was ‘boooooooring’. I pointed out that he’d probably be paying the massively inflated costs ( looking like energy costs will be almost double current market prices ) well after I’m gone.
Anyway, I partly do research into mega-projects for a living so find this saga particularly interesting. I was unsurprised to hear a nuclear industry spokesperson blithely state that the project would be unproblematic because we’ll have learnt the lessons from the Olkiluoto power plant in Finland - that one is probably going to be at least 9 years late and several billion euros over-budget.
Additionally, it seems the technology will be obselete before we even start. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/21/farce-hinckley-nuclear-reactor-haunt-britain
On the flip side, in the new, post-Brexit, brave new world, can we afford to piss off the Chinese with whom we’re going to have to trade like mad to make up for the lost trade with Europe?