THE new Energy Minister has underlined the Government’s commitment to nuclear energy, boosting hopes of a new power plant in west Cumbria. Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe was making her first visit to Sellafield following her appointment as Energy Minister in July. One of the first actions of Theresa May’s new administration was to delay a decision on a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The surprise announcement cast doubt on NuGen’s plans to build three nuclear reactors at Moorside, Sellafield. But Baroness Neville-Rolfe made it clear that the Government remains committed to nuclear in principle, whatever reservations there may be about the Hinkley Point project.
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