Nuclear Reactors

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to support the development of additional new nuclear reactors.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

New nuclear power offers low carbon, affordable, and reliable energy to keep the lights on – which is our top priority.

I can tell my Honourable Friend that the Department is focussed both on engaging with the 6 individual new nuclear proposals from developers, and also supporting the exciting future prospects for small modular reactor technology.

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