As the UK chooses Hinkley Point C to meet some 7% of the country’s electricity generating needs from 2025, do you know the facts behind the decision?  

Nuclear power requires major investment

EDF Energy and partners will meet the £18 billion project cost.

It creates employment opportunities

The new station will create 25,000 employment opportunities in its construction and operation.

The UK faces tough carbon reduction targets

Hinkley Point C will prevent around 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year

Renewables will not work alone

Nuclear power provides the “always-on” baseload that supports a low carbon energy generating mix.

Many UK power stations are coming to the end of their lives

Hinkley Point C will provide low-carbon energy for 60 years of operation

Demand for electricity continues to grow

Hinkley Point C will meet the electricity needs of more than 5 million homes

We are restarting the UK nuclear industry

Rebuilding UK skills, creating jobs and building an effective supply chain

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