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Horizon Nuclear Power has been holding "detailed conversations" with the UK government in recent weeks to persuade ministers that the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant on Anglesey could be quickly re-mobilised if they can produce a new financing model for large nuclear power plants in Britain, according to an article in the Financial Times on 16 August. A decision on Wylfa’s planning application is expected by the end of next month.

Date: Thursday, 20 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Horizon-waiting-for-chance-to-restart-new-build-pr

A new partnership between the Nuclear AMRC and the Menai Science Park (M-SParc) on the Isle of Anglesey to help support clean energy innovation in North Wales.

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-collaboration-to-boost-nuclear-industry-in-north-wales-7981463

The UK obtained 19% of its primary energy from low-carbon sources last year, with 39% of this from nuclear power, but this was 7% lower than in 2017 due to outages at Dungeness B and Hunterston B towards the end of 2018, official statistics published today show. Nuclear capacity was broadly the same as in 2017, at 9.3 GW.

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-remains-UKs-main-low-carbon-energy-source

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK has opened for consultation its assessment of a new financing model aimed at reducing the cost of new nuclear power plant projects by having consumers pay upfront through their energy bills. A solution is needed urgently because nuclear energy is seen as a vital part of the government's commitment to cutting the country's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Seven of the UK’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030.

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-considers-Regulated-Asset-Base-model-to-finance

The UK has today become the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced.

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-commits-to-net-zero-emissions-by-2050

Horizon Nuclear Power today outlined the procedure it will follow now that its new-build projects have been suspended. The UK subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi said it had made substantial progress with its plans to provide at least 5.4 GWe of new capacity across two sites - Wylfa Newydd, in north Wales, and Oldbury-on-Severn, in southwest England - by deploying Hitachi-GE UK advanced boiling reactors (UK ABWRs).

Date: Friday, 18 January 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-next-steps-for-Horizon

UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark on 28 June announced a new deal with the nuclear sector intended to ensure “that nuclear energy continues to power the UK for years to come through major innovation, cutting-edge technology and ensuring a diverse and highly-skilled workforce”. The GBP200m deal was launched at Trawsfynydd in north wales – site of a closed down NPP now undergoing decommissioning.

Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-nuclear-sector-deal-for-the-uk-6224536

Recent reports in the UK have suggested the vote could make an uncertain plant still more uncertain. I have heard people say the vote means it will never be built. The new Conservative leader and British Prime Minister Teresa May has previously argued against giving “unreasonable subsidies” to Hinkley Point C, but political views can change: after all, the deal was developed and signed by two LibDem MPs whose party had been implacably opposed to nuclear for years.

Date: Friday, 12 August 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsis-it-brexit-for-hinkley-point-c-4978264