By 2020, existing power stations producing about a quarter of Britain’s electricity will close. Many of these are old oil, coal and gas-fired plants whose carbon emissions no longer meet EU environmental regulations. The remainder are nuclear reactors reaching the end of their lives. The Government believes new nuclear power stations should form part of a new low-carbon energy mix together with renewables and also lower emission fossil-fuels such as natural gas.
EDF Energy aims to build a new power station with two reactors located on land next to the current Sizewell B station. This website provides information on our plans for developing new nuclear power at Sizewell in Suffolk
, and will give you an opportunity to find out more about the proposals.