Nuclear Number


The Government has guaranteed the operator of the planned Hinkley C nuclear power station £89.50 per  Megawatt hour.

According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change the cost per Megawatt hour of generating electricity by other means is as follows:

Combined cycle gas turbine – £80

Onshore wind – £101

Biomass – £108

Offshore wind – £113

Large scale solar – £158

SourceBarometer, The Spectator, 26 September 2015.