Government gives green light on Sizewell C nuclear power station 

Boris gives the green light on £20bn Sizewell C nuclear plant: Government opens talks with French energy giant EDF on funding Suffolk power station

The government has opened talks with energy firm EDF on the construction of the £20 billion Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk. 

Sizewell C would be a near replica of Hinkley Point C in Somerset and could generate 3.2 gigawatts of electricity when in comes into service in th 2030s – enough for around 7 per cent of the UK’s power demand. 

The government said today it would enter into negotiations with French giant EDF – though any deal would need to be affordable and value for money.

The project has proven controversial, with some campaigners slamming its £20 billion cost.