Britain has committed to eliminating harmful carbon emissions by 2050. This goal is referred to as ‘Net Zero’. To achieve it we need to stop using polluting fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, while increasing generation from renewables and nuclear. Sizewell C would provide dependable baseload electricity which, along with renewables such as wind and solar energy, will support the growth of the future low carbon economy and reduce the need for imported generation.?

After years of public consultation, the planning application for Sizewell C has been accepted for examination by the UK’s Planning Inspectorate. During four stages of formal public consultation between 2012 and 2019 we engaged with over 10,000 local people and community groups who have helped shape the plans we submitted.

Sizewell C will be an almost identical replica of Hinkley Point C in Somerset. ?This vital new nuclear power station will create thousands of skilled jobs and business opportunities. The two reactors at Sizewell C will be capable of generating enough low carbon electricity to supply over six million homes, while avoiding around nine million tonnes of carbon emissions every year, whatever the weather.

SIZEWELL C IS A PROPOSED NEW NUCLEAR POWER STATION THAT WILL BE BUILT ON THE SUFFOLK COAST

IT WILL SUPPLY POWER TO 6 MILLION HOMES?AND GENERATE ELECTRICITY FOR?60 YEARS

SIZEWELL C WILL SAVE 9 MILLION TONNES OF CO? EMISSIONS EVERY YEAR OF OPERATION

IT WILL TAKE 9-12 YEARS TO BUILD AND SUPPORT 900 PERMANENT JOBS

Why we need Sizewell C

The Committee on Climate Change Report shows how far and fast the UK needs to go to meet the threat of climate change. Its “Net-zero” ambition means completely decarbonising energy and electrifying more of our lives – it means we need to stop burning fossil fuels like coal and gas in the way we do now.

All the replacements need to be low carbon and much of that will be renewables. A large amount of renewables with reliable low carbon nuclear is a good mix to give the UK a secure and affordable electricity supply. Nuclear is a proven technology and it helps the electricity system deal better with periods with too much or too little wind or sun.

Countries like Sweden which have used this combination have decarbonised more effectively than countries which have complimented intermittent renewables with fossil fuels. EDF’s batteries are already playing their part in balancing an electricity grid with increasing amount of renewable power but their expense and size means they are not a solution for long term backup power.

For more new nuclear to be built, the government has been clear that costs must come down – and we agree. New nuclear costs are driven by construction and financing, both can be cheaper in a near-identical second station.

Hinkley Point C in Somerset shows the huge impact of nuclear projects on delivering training, skills and jobs in its region and every part of the UK. We can repeat that at Sizewell C. Climate change is an urgent problem and it is fortunate that the solution will be good news for people, the economy and our long term future on the planet.

An ethical choice for investors

Julia Pyke, Nuclear Development Director at EDF Energy, explains why action on climate change is just one reason that new nuclear is becoming an ethical choice for investors.

Realising the socio-economic benefits

A report into?Hinkley Point C shows that 1,700 people are already employed locally – just two years into construction and that more than 430 apprenticeships have already been created.

Funding the UK’s low-carbon energy future

What does the Government's?consultation on?a new way to fund nuclear power?mean for the future of?low-carbon energy in the UK?

Watch video: Aldhurst Farm heathland and wetland habitat

Sizewell C and the environment

We take our responsibility?to the environment very seriously and have already developed Aldhurst Farm Wetland Habitat?to mitigate the land required for Sizewell C.

Project timeline

  1. Statement of community consultation

  2. Stage 1 consultation

  3. Updated statement of community consultation

  4. Stage 2 consultation

  5. Stage 3 consultation

  6. Stage 4 consultation?

  7. Review of Stage 4?responses?

  8. Application submission?(CURRENT STAGE)

  9. Decision

  10. Construction

  11. Operation

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You can contact the Sizewell C project team by any of the following methods:

Call us on FREEPHONE?0800 197 6102?(Open 9.30am -?5.00pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturdays)

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Visit us at the?Sizewell C Information Office, 48-50 High Street, Leiston IP16 4EW.

Email us at?info@sizewellc.co.uk

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