Energy secretary Chris Huhne will confirm the UK’s eight new nuclear power station sites as expected under the finalised Energy National Policy Statements (NPS) today.
This follows an extensive public consultation earlier this year which received over two and a half thousand responses.
The Energy NPSs provide a clear framework for decision making and set out the need for a surge of investment in new energy sources, including 33GW of new renewable energy capacity.
Sites for new nuclear power stations by 2025
- Bradwell, Essex
- Hartlepool, Co Durham
- Heysham, Lancashire
- Hinkley Point, Somerset
- Oldbury, south Gloucestershire
- Sellafield, Cumbria
- Sizewell, Suffolk
- Wylfa, Isle of Anglesey