Ministers planning hidden subsidies for UK nuclear.

Guardian: “Ministers are planning to subsidise nuclear power through electricity bills – despite their promises not to, a secret document seen by the Guardian reveals. The leaked document clearly lays out plans to use “contracts for difference” for nuclear energy, which would allow nuclear operators to reap higher prices for their energy than fossil fuel power stations.” ….The Guardian has also seen a presentation made by Scottish & Southern Energy to MPs last month, saying the plans contain “hidden subsidies”, will be open to challenge on legal grounds, and could “mess up” funding for renewables. …Green campaigners are threatening to bring a legal challenge when the plans are made public later in the year. ….In the coalition agreement subsidies to nuclear are explicitly ruled out.”