Hopes are still high for a nuclear site at Moorside despite the Government delaying the announcement of their energy strategy. Plans for the Moorside Clean Energy Hub neighbouring the Sellafield site appeared to move a step further last week with the Government holding talks on their energy strategy. Government has since delayed issuing a White Paper until after the Treasury’s spending review on November 25 and there has been a mixed reaction among those involved. David Moore, deputy chairman of Copeland Council and key player in the Moorside plans believes it may be a good omen. “The speculation is there will be a commitment to build 18 SMRs, what we’ll be battling for is to be the place they build the first one,” he said.
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