Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage the building of new nuclear power generation plants in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

This Government believes nuclear power has an important role in achieving our net zero targets as we transition to a low-carbon economy. We are building the first new nuclear power station in a generation at Hinkley Point C, have published a landmark nuclear sector deal and are looking at alternative funding models for nuclear, where our consultation on the Regulated Asset Base model recently closed. We are reviewing consultation responses and will respond in due course.

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