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
Source: Barometer, The Spectator, 26 September 2015.