LISTEN AGAIN: Wylfa Newydd on hold

As the fallout began from Hitachi’s decision to suspend all work on Wylfa Newydd, the MônFM newsroom provided extra on-air coverage, reporting on the early reaction to the announcement – and early moves to revive the £20 billion project.

Dafydd Griffith filed this report for MônFM Update on the day’s developments.

Economy Minister Ken Skates AM met Anglesey Council leader Llinos Medi to discuss the decision and where the project may go next. The Welsh Government will hold an emergency economic board meeting on Monday.

Mr Skates spoke to MônFM’s Tony Jones at the council headquarters in Llangefni.

At Westminister, business secretary Greg Clark told MPs that Hitachi’s decision would not affect his commitment for Anglesey – he revealed the UK Government was willing to take a one third equity stake and provide all the debt financing if need be.

Here’s a full recording of his statement to the Commons, followed by questions from Dr Alan Whitehead (shadow energy minister), Stephen Crabb (former Welsh Secretary) and Alan Brown (SNP energy spokesman).

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