Artist's image of the Hinkley Point C plant
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Nuclear plant news conference

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, EDF Group Chair Henri Proglio and EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz hold a news conference.

The government has announced that France's EDF Energy will lead a consortium, which includes Chinese investors, to build the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset.

Ministers say the deal will help take the UK towards low-carbon power and lower generating costs in future.

Critics warn guaranteeing the group a price for electricity at twice the current level will raise bills.