The past 12 months have been monumental for the energy sector. Britain hosted the COP26 conference, highlighting the need for the world to get serious about climate change. Central to the discussions was the need for us to stop using high-polluting energy sources, such as coal and gas. It has become clear that nuclear is a crucial part of the UK’s future energy mix, along with wind and solar. Britain has set ambitious targets to hit net-zero carbon emissions and Hinkley Point C will play a critical role. Every year, it will offset nine million tonnes of C02 emissions – that’s the same as taking nearly four million cars off the road. The energy crisis has given our project a further sense of urgency. Gas prices are hitting record highs, due to global shortages and unprecedented demand.
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