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Hinkley Point review should consider renewables benefits: Crown Estate

Hinkley Point review should consider renewables benefits: Crown Estate


The Crown Estate has suggested that the government should consider the benefits of renewables such as offshore wind in its review of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power project. In comments to the media on Monday 15 August, the organisation avoided calling for the £18.5bn nuclear project to be cancelled, but said it made sense for the government to use its review to also consider the advantages of other low-carbon generation options. Huub den Rooijen, the director of energy, minerals and infrastructure at the Crown Estate, said that in the Netherlands consumers were paying the equivalent of around £80/MWh for electricity produced from a 700MW windfarm––“significantly lower than Hinkley Point at £92.50/MWh.”