Hinkley Point C delay sparks fears over UK emissions targets

James Murray
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Credit: EDF

EDF confirms project that is expected to provide seven per cent of the UK's power may not come online before 2030, presenting a threat to UK carbon targets and Labour’s clean power goal

Energy giant EDF yesterday confirmed its flagship Hinkley Point C nuclear project is facing further delays and cost increases, dealing a major blow to hopes the UK can meet its emissions targets for the...

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