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Nuclear Power Stations: Investment

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL8995, tabled on 9 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of investor interest in new nuclear power plants.

Answered on

23 October 2020

Nuclear power will play a key role in the UK’s future energy mix as we transition to a low-carbon economy, and we continue to discuss new nuclear projects with viable companies and investors wishing to develop sites in the UK.

The developer-led construction of Hinkley Point C in Somerset is well underway, employing thousands of workers and having already invested almost £1.7 billion in the regional economy.