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Public Accounts Committee blasts Hinkley Point C deal

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has blasted the government for its “blinkered determination” to agree a deal on a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point C, ”regardless of changing circumstances”. It said government should have considered the case for different financing structures where risk was shared, although it was not the prevailing policy. It should re-evaluate and publish its strategic case for supporting nuclear power before agreeing any further deals for nuclear power stations.

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