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Chang Tao-Tao

Museum professional at the University of Cambridge with more than 15 years' experience of working internationally and a particular interest on China and East Asia

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August 16, 2016
RIP Hinkley Point C?

Mooted as being capable of supplying 7% of Britain's electricity needs by the early 2020s – the equivalent of about five million homes – the proposed Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station in Somerset has been dogged by delay and controversy since its French owners EDF (Électricité de France) first announced plans to build it in 2008. Supporters claim that in the absence of a viable, non-fossil-fuel alternative, HPC is vital to ensuring that Britain meets its carbon emission targets…