In reaction to reports that the government intends to build new gas-fired power stations to prevent blackouts, Lincoln Hill, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“This is the inevitable consequence of not investing in nuclear quickly and early enough. On days like today with gas accounting for 50% of the electricity mix, we lack the clean, firm power we need when the weather is against us.

“It is absolutely crucial we get Sizewell C to a Final Investment Decision before the next election, get on with delivering a fleet of SMRs and start negotiations for the next gigawatt project, otherwise we’ll continue to be reliant on expensive and volatile gas markets.”


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