Government ministers involved in plans for a new multi-billion pound nuclear power station in Suffolk have issued firm commitments in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European EU. The recent Brexit referendum vote prompted some Government advisors to speculate that the economic uncertainty facing the nation meant it was “extremely unlikely” the French energy giant EDF would invest in its planned projects in the UK – Hinkley Point and Sizewell C. Angus Brendan MacNeil MP, chairman of the Commons energy and climate select committee said Hinkley is “bedevilled by uncertainty”. And Joan Girling, of Together Against Sizewell C, said the vote had created “another complication for what is an already outdated and explosively expensive project”. More recent comments, however, have seen UK and French government ministers make assurances over their commitment to the already long-delayed project in Somerset, which is considered to be the trigger for progressing the £16 billion dual-reactor plant on the Suffolk coast.
East Anglian Daily Times 5th July 2016 read more »