Hitachi’s 'disappointing' exit from Wylfa nuclear deal is no great loss

Even government experts were not banging the drum for new fleets of giant power plants

The government officially regards it as “disappointing” that Hitachi has pulled out of building a nuclear plant at Wylfa. Why? Well, the loss of potential jobs in north Wales must be acknowledged. But, from the point of view of meeting the nation’s energy needs, there is no reason to be disappointed.

Hitachi had been wobbly on Wylfa for the past two years anyway, despite being offered generous-looking terms. More to the point, the government’s experts – the National Infrastructure Commission – are not banging the drum for new fleets of giant nuclear power stations.

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Source: theguardian
Hitachi’s 'disappointing' exit from Wylfa nuclear deal is no great loss