Last week the energy world was waiting to see if all the investment decisions would be finalised and the go ahead given for the project.

However, on Thursday the UK Government announced the delay of Hinkley Point after EDF's board members agreed to invest in the nuclear project.

French energy supplier EDF had given the final green light for the £18 billion Hinkley Point project and then just hours later the newly appointed Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark stated that the government still wanted to review it before making a final decision. An unexpected announcement since Philip Hammond said last week that they were strongly behind Hinkley.

Despite expecting to provide 7% of the UK's power there has been numerous calls from campaigners to stop the project and one of EDF's board members has quit as he believes the project is financially very risky.

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