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There is now a growing consensus that Hinkley C must not proceed

Arguments about the unreliable technology, the delays, the involvement of the Chinese state, the financial woes of EDF and the sheer bonkers subsidy offered to build the thing are now being joined by a coherent argument that centralised generation for grid distribution is going to seem archaic by the time that Hinkley Pointless (as dubbed by The Economist) ever gets built.

This piece in The Guardian nails it and includes an update on the brilliant work being done by Prof Clare Grey at Cambridge University with the next advance in battery technology. 

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