The National Audit Office (NAO), the UK's government spending watchdog says the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project could cost energy consumers Ã‚Â£30bn in "top-up payments" due to falling wholesale power prices.
A study published in the reputable Nature magazine has once again emphasised the importance of inclusion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as part of the array of solutions required for the Paris agreement climate goals to be met.
The UK has been rocked in the past fortnight by the seismic impact of the country's citizens voting by a slim margin to leave the European Union and go it alone. The energy debate looks, by contrast, a much less complicated sideshow.
A decision by the unions, who take up six seats on the board of EDF, to abstain from the voting on whether to progress the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, has cleared the way for a final investment decision.
The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) this week launched a report entitled "Lessons Learned Ã¢€“ Lessons and Evidence Derived from UK CCS Programmes, 2008 Ã¢€“ 2015". The association has also made reference to the uncertainty for the industry as a result of 'Brexit'.