Can we get one of these?

Waiheke Island would be a good place for a Nuclear power plant.

A landmark deal to build Britain’s first nuclear plant in a generation is set to be signed tomorrow, bringing to an end two years of wrangling over subsidies for the project.

Ministers are expected to announce an agreement with EDF Energy to guarantee the French energy giant tens of billions of pounds of revenue for the proposed £14bn Hinkley Point plant in Somerset.

Leaders of rival energy firms warned this weekend that the deal will lead to increases in consumer bills to fund subsidies for the plant.  

The Sunday Telegraph understands that two Chinese nuclear power giants will both take stakes in the project – China National Nuclear Corporation and China General Nuclear Power Corporation. Their stakes could total 30pc, while Areva, the French company that will supply the reactors for the plant, may also take a 10pc stake.

The Government will hail the subsidy agreement, which follows a long period of intense negotiations, as triggering the revival of Britain’s nuclear industry. Ministers want Hinkley, which could generate 7pc of Britain’s energy needs, to be the first of a series of plants to replace the existing nuclear network.

Subsidies are wrong, but nuclear is a better deal than wind power.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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