Welsh Conservative leader Andrew R T Davies has welcomed the news that the UK Government will be pressing ahead with the development of Hinkley Point C. “We welcome news that the construction of the first nuclear power station in a generation has been given the green light. This is a huge plus for the UK and for Wales,” he said. “Britain needs to upgrade its supplies of energy, and Conservatives have always been clear that nuclear is an important part of ensuring our future low-carbon energy security. “The agreement will not only strengthen bilateral relations between the UK and France, but will also confer some potentially big benefits on the Welsh economy,” Mr Davies claimed. “Given the proximity of the Somerset site to Wales, there are clear opportunities here for employment and businesses, with up to 26,000 jobs and apprenticeships being created.
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