On 21st October, EDF issued a press release titled: “Agreement reached on
commercial terms for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.”
My aim in this article is to examine exactly what has been “agreed” and its
implications for the likelihood of Hinkley C being built and if so, when.
In the first paragraph of the press release, the claim in its given title above is qualified, when we read that “EDF Group and the UK Government have reached in principle an agreement on the key commercial terms for an investment contract of the planned Hinkley Point C…”