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15th September 2016
NuGen’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom Samson, welcomed today’s positive news on a decision from the UK Government about the Hinkley Point C development in Somerset.
Tom said: “The news is positive for the UK nuclear new build market, where developers such as NuGen are investing heavily in delivering the next generation of low carbon power for the UK. It demonstrates the viability of new nuclear investment in the UK, based on the Government’s Electricity Market Reform Programme and is welcome evidence of the UK Government’s commitment to new nuclear as an essential part of the U.K. energy mix.
“Hinkley Point C is the start of the nuclear new build renaissance in the UK, of which NuGen are an integral part, and today's decision is an essential step towards strengthening the UK security of supply. New nuclear will also help the UK to meet its domestic and international commitments to a low carbon economy.