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UK’s Nuclear Gambit Faces Long Odds Even With Sizewell Approval

  • EDF’s Hinkley Point C is over budget and behind schedule
  • Government’s 24-gigawatt nuclear target seen as unrealistic
A photo illustration showing EDF’s planned Sizewell C nuclear facility, right.
A photo illustration showing EDF’s planned Sizewell C nuclear facility, right.Source: EDF

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The UK’s audacious push to triple nuclear power capacity inched forward with the promise of government funding for the Sizewell C station, but doubts remain about the government’s ability to greenlight enough projects by 2030 to meet that goal.