The Government is to press ahead with building a new nuclear power plant at Sizewell C in Suffolk, the Chancellor announced.
A multibillion-pound project to build a new nuclear power station has been given the go-ahead, more than two years after plans were first submitted.
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The East of England Energy Group’s (EEEGR) SNS 2022 Energy Integrated in the East event will launch later this month on the 25th May, the same day the planning decision for Sizewell C is expected.
“Scotland will become the offshore wind capital of the world, I think that’s inevitable,” says Martin Dronfield, chairman of the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), "but the East of England can and will become the integrated energy exemplar in the UK.”
Business leaders are calling on the Government to secure the future of the nuclear industry and support tens of thousands of jobs.
The $28 billion Sizewell C nuclear station is touted as an anchor for Britain reaching net-zero emissions, yet its reactors will compete with wind farms over the North Sea horizon. On gusty days, where will the plant’s excess power go? Toward making hydrogen.
The success of the hit 2019 TV series Chernobyl has done the reputation of nuclear power no favours.
Wildlife groups have criticised plans to build a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast, warning it could harm important nature in the area.