The chancellor used his visit to China to secure support from Chinese investors despite reservations on the cost-effectiveness of the power plant

Nuclear power returned to the top of the political agenda this week when George Osborne used his visit to China to underline the government’s determination to push through the Hinkley Point C power station project.

There are expectations that the energy company behind the proposed plant, EDF of France, will announce a final investment decision on the £24.5bn scheme during the visit of Chinese premier Xi Jinping to London next month.

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Source: Guardian Environment