Energy drives development, which is why the UK is committed to developing a low-carbon system that makes sure enough energy is available, affordably.

By 2030, many of the UK’s power stations are expected to close and will need to be replaced to ensure there is enough electricity supply to meet the demands of homes and businesses.

We intend to deliver a nuclear power station at Sizewell C that will make a major contribution to the country’s requirement for secure, safe, low carbon nuclear energy, as part of a diverse energy mix.

Where practical and appropriate, we will mitigate any significant adverse effects of the construction, operation and decommission of the power station. We will try to do this in a way that is environmentally responsible and sensitive both to the needs of the community and to the requirements of the relevant authorities.

We will strive to ensure that Sizewell C benefits the local and regional economy.