Category Archives: Cost overruns

A new record: Two new British reactors to cost $37.75 billion

The headline in today’s The Spectator pretty much says it all: Is the Hinkley C nuclear power station the most expensive object ever built in Britain? Ross Clark writes: We might not have much of a coherent energy policy, but … Continue reading

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Trouble on Nuclear Island: More in-fighting pushes back completion of new Finnish nuclear reactor

When a nuclear power plant is behind schedule or over budget, nuclear proponents like to blame pesky safety regulations or those darned environmentalists. As I told you last Thursday in a post on the expansion project at the Koeberg nuclear … Continue reading

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Another misleading headline: ‘Revised schedule’ instead of ‘delay’ for South Carolina nuke

Today, the Nuclear Energy Institute posted a link to a Platts news service story on its NEI SmartBrief page. But, rather than using the Platts headline: Builders’ schedule could delay completion of South Carolina nukes NEI used a less-specific headline: … Continue reading

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