The latest setbacks for Hinkley Point C and Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plants aren’t “helping the case for Sizewell”, according to Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit analyst Jess Ralston. “There’s quite a lot of uncertainty still around the nuclear industry and how it’s going to be funded, when power stations will be finished and how much they’ll cost,” Ralston said. “What’s happening with Hinkley and Wylfa is impacting Sizewell because it’s adding to that uncertainty and meaning the industry doesn’t really know what the future is. That creates more uncertainty on how much money they’ll have to put into it and how long it will take.” Energy experts have suggested that the government should look at developing one more nuclear power plant over the next decade but it remains to be seen whether Wylfa, Sizewell or another proposal will be selected.
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