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New Comment and Audio Podcasts from our Hinkley Point C Revisited Workshop

last modified Jan 24, 2017 12:30 PM
Academics, lawyers and policy makers met to discuss the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power contract and the latest policy developments at a Public Policy Workshop. Read the blog and listen to audio podcasts from contributors.

The contract to build Hinkley Point C signed in September 2016 by Ministers and EDF energy and the Chinese company CGN is by far the most complex and one of the longest running UK contracts agreement ever entered into by a British government. It puts other PFI contracts in the public sector to build schools and hospitals into the shade and has given lawyers much food for thought on how it can be implemented particularly as the UK now plans to BREXIT the EU and this may lead to additional problems for the contract itself if challenged.

Following on from a 2014 workshop, a distinguished group of academics, lawyers and policy makers met to discuss Hinkley Point in the light of recent developments, including the specifications of the contract, the impact of Brexit, long run energy costs, a deal with China and the overall significance of the Hinkley Point project.

 

Read the summary blog and listen to podcasts at: http://bit.ly/2jXDbyU

 

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