EDF breaks pledge to make Hinkley investment decision in 2012.

Guardian: “The new reactors at Hinkley were to be the first of a new generation of atomic plants in the UK and EDF had repeatedly pledged to make a final investment decision by the end of 2012. But the decision to plough billions of pounds into the project is now unlikely to be taken before April 2013, according to sources close to the project, although EDF declined to comment.” “New statistics just released by Decc show the British government expects only 3.3 gigawatts of new nuclear capacity to be built by 2025 and 9.9GW by 2030. This compares with 4.8GW by 2025 and 12GW by 2030 as recorded in Decc’s energy and emissions projections 12 months ago.”
JL: It had to happen. I think we are watching a great battleship, fatally holed by torpedoes below the waterline, slowly sinking.”