Sizewell C: government reignites £20bn nuclear power station row

Sizewell C: government reignites £20bn nuclear power station row

Talks with EDF could lead to energy customers being charged for construction costs

The government has reignited a row over Britain’s nuclear energy ambitions by agreeing to restart talks with EDF over plans to build a reactor at Sizewell C in Suffolk.

The talks could lead to the government taking a direct financial stake in the project before the end of the current parliamentary term in 2024, and using a new financial model that would make the public liable for cost overruns.

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