Energy UK's statement on Hinkley announcement
Energy UK has issued a statement on the announcement of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset.
Energy UK said:
"Today's announcement on Hinkley is good news for UK energy and shows, with the right deal and long term project, the industry remains attractive to investors. The Hinkley project is also good for jobs in energy and those firms engaged in the build.
"New nuclear is part of the overall generation mix the UK needs to ensure energy security and cleaner power for homes and businesses. But we need other forms of generation too - so let's not forget the multi-billion investment Britain needs in energy. Signals, like today's, are help demonstrate energy is attractive for Investors but we also need long-term policy certainty if we are to continue to attract the money the country needs."