Sizewell C won’t get built for decades after Theresa May’s decision. As someone who has come to believe in nuclear power as a vital part of a carbon-free energy mix, it gives me no pleasure to say this, but I don’t think Sizewell C will be built in the next 30 years, writes Paul Geater. It smells to me like the government U-turn of the early 1990s which left Sizewell B as the only new generation nuclear plant in the country after cost increases forced ministers to pull the plug on other reactors. I cannot imagine that Mrs May’s government will be happy to follow up George Osborne’s offer that the Chinese could build a new power plant at Bradwell – and I cannot see anyone else bankrolling an expensive new Sizewell C station.
Ipswich Star 4th Aug 2016 read more »