11 Jan 2019

Fears over future of Welsh nuclear power station

Economics Correspondent

There are growing fears about the future of a planned nuclear power station in North Wales, after reports that negotiations between the Japanese company Hitachi and the British government have run into trouble.

Horizon, the firm behind the multi-billion pound Wylfa Newydd plant, wouldn’t comment, insisting the discussions were “commercially confidential”. It’s just two months since the collapse of another major nuclear scheme, at Moorside, in Cumbria.

A clarification to the above piece – the Moorside Power station in Cumbria was due to provide 7% of our electricity supply not 7% of our energy supply as reported.