The UK has made a binding commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. That means our electricity system won’t be able to rely on polluting fossil fuels as it does today. The move to cleaner sources of power means that, by 2050, we will need around four times the amount of low-carbon electricity we use today.
While the growing demand for low-carbon electricity will mostly be met by renewables like wind and solar, nuclear electricity will also be a vital component of our future energy mix. Nuclear doesn't rely on the weather and is the only proven technology that can deliver clean “baseload” power at scale.
Sizewell C will help Britain move away from imported fossil fuels and deliver reliable low-carbon electricity to 6 million homes for at least 60 years.