Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said building a new nuclear power station at Sizewell is “too expensive”. Instead the new Liberal Democrat leader argues the government should invest more in renewable energy to help boost the economy. “The economic case for nuclear power is not there any more,” said Mr Davey. Energy firm EDF, which is behind the £20bn proposals, said the plant on the Suffolk coast would deliver low-carbon electricity. Mr Davey, energy minister during the 2010-15 coalition government, approved plans for a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in 2013 and secured Chinese investment for the site on the Somerset coast. At the time he described it as “a milestone on the road to decarbonisation”.
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