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Scottish and Southern considers nuclear pull out

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.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Clearly SSE believe that concentrating on unreliable, uncontrollable uneconomic renewables is a better bet , with, at the moment, reliable Government, ie taxpayer, subsidy than investing in the only real alternative to Fossil fuels. ie Nuclear Power.
    This will all end with an unaffordable unreliable power supply sytsem if someone does not see the light very soon.
    D Limbert (F)

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