Electricity supplier Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has confirmed that it is considering abandoning its plan to construct a new nuclear power station in Cumbria.
An SSE spokesman confirmed that a “review of our involvement in new nuclear is currently under way. We expect to make an announcement shortly”.
Industry speculation indicates that this review could lead to SSE concentrating on developing new renewable energy plants instead of nuclear. SSE has not yet made any official announcement on its plans.
SSE has a 25% stake in new nuclear developer Nugen, together with French energy firm GDF Suez, and Spanish utility Iberdrola.