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Power station delayed

Construction of Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed, according to a report by the BBC.

EDF said Hinkley Point C in Somerset will not start generating power in 2023 as planned and that a revised timetable for the £24.5bn plant will be issued when the company takes a final investment decision on the project. 

The UK’s old coal-fired power plants will be forced to close before 2023 under EU air quality rules and the gap in generating capacity will have to be filled some other way.

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