The government is close to giving the green light to a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk. The BBC has learned that talks with the Sizewell contractor, EDF, have intensified in recent weeks. This comes after the collapse of projects in Anglesey and Cumbria when Japanese firms Hitachi and Toshiba pulled out. Government officials are insisting that it “remains committed to new nuclear”. This commitment to new nuclear 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. Unions have warned that a failure to transfer jobs, skills and new opportunities from the current project under construction at Hinkley Point in Somerset to Sizewell in Suffolk would put thousands of high skilled jobs at risk. The details of how new reactors at Sizewell will be paid for are still being hammered out.
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The government is “close” to giving the £20billion Sizewell C nuclear power station the green light, the BBC has said.
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