EDF boss on new nuclear need, ‘regardless of sun shining or wind blowing’. EDF Energy’s chief executive has insisted Sizewell C must be part of the UK’s future energy mix. Simone Rossi told a Westminster energy sector summit that nuclear needed to be included to deliver the minimum level of demand on the electrical grid. He said the UK needed nuclear to generate a base load “regardless of whether the sun is shining or the wind is blowing”. Addressing this year’s Utility Week Energy Summit, Mr Rossi also suggested Suffolk’s proposed third nuclear plant would be “much cheaper” than the £19.6bn Hinkley Point C in Somerset. Alex Chisholm, permanent secretary of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, opened with UK’s energy policy, before Ofgem chief Dermot Nolan looked at the future energy in the UK, making way for Mr Rossi to state the case for new nuclear. He told the summit: “To decarbonise the electricity system, we need to bring our carbon down to 60grams per KWh – it is 220g at the moment.
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