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04 Nov 20201 minute read

Sizewell green light

ECAtoday
Sizewell green light

A new nuclear power plant at Sizewell, Suffolk, is expected to be greenlit by the Government, who have reaffirmed  their commitment to new nuclear.

The BBC reports that this commitment may be included as part of a 10-point government plan to be published in early November.

That plan is expected ahead of a detailed Government white paper in late November which will attempt to set out the course of UK energy policy for decades to come.

The plant would boost the UK’s chances of meeting its Net Zero 2050 target and provide thousands of high-skilled jobs. Sizewell contractor EDF says the plant will create and support 70,000 direct and indirect jobs throughout the UK.