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Government's 'ambitious' nuclear energy plans are a 'wish list', say MPs

NewsGovernment's 'ambitious' nuclear energy plans are a 'wish list', say MPs

MPs also called for Government to provide “robust estimates” about the “value for money” of the project, including the value of the construction risk being assumed by taxpayers and billpayers.

Campaigners against a giant nuclear power plant project in Suffolk welcomed the committee’s call for clarity.

A spokesperson for the Stop Sizewell C campaign said: “We’re appalled that the committee has ignored legitimate concerns about whether nuclear can deliver reliable, affordable electricity.”

The group said it supported “the committee calling for the Government to publish Sizewell C’s cost and value for money, as doing so will expose just how unjustifiable this slow, risky, expensive project is”.

A Department for Energy Security and Net Zero spokesperson said: “We have already made clear we will publish a nuclear roadmap and consult on alternative routes to market by the end of the year.

“Nuclear has a vital role to play in reaching net zero and boosting energy security – just last week we launched Great British Nuclear which will help generate billions for the UK economy and support thousands of jobs.”

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