Hinkley subsidy decision a once-off - Oettinger

Brussels’ decision to allow the UK to heavily subsidise a new nuclear power station is “a special case” which should not necessarily be repeated, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has said

Brussels’ decision to allow the UK to heavily subsidise a new nuclear power station is “a special case” which should not necessarily be repeated, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has said.

The Commission’s controversial decision, which was not unanimous, to allow the UK to heavily subsidise the operation of EDF’s planned Hinkley Point reactor using ‘contracts for difference’ is not likely to become a “blueprint”, Mr Oettinger indicated on Wednesday.

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