UK Energy policy yet again takes us by surprise. Ignoring the arguments as to how clean nuclear is and putting those environmental concerns aside I think we all recognise that a blend of generation is required.  

That said what we all want even more is a consistent policy and framework that developers/generators can plan within.  I can't imagine the shock that EDF must be in currently.  They have made a decision to proceed based on certain assurances and now they have been told to wait while UK government carries out a review.  

As the article states is there a plan B? Personally I don't think renewable developer should be seeing this as a change of heart from a clearly non-green government  but any delay means base load coming online from Hinckley gets further and further pushed out increasing the need/demand for other generation or interconnectors.