Environmental specialists Ricardo Energy & Environment conducted an independent lifecycle carbon assessment into the emissions Sizewell C could generate once operational.
The study concluded that CO2 emissions from generating electricty at Sizewell C are likely to be around 5.5g CO2 eq/kWH. That's:
- Less than half the carbon emissions of wind
- Almost 9 times lower than solar power
- Almost 90 times lower than gas emissions
Nuclear, solar and wind will all be essential for helping Britain achieve net zero.