SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

November 11, 2009 05:00 ET

U.K. to Build 10 New Nuclear Power Plants by 2025, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.K. government has revealed plans to build 10 new nuclear power stations that will provide about 25% of the country's power by 2025. Of the 11 sites submitted by the nuclear industry, only the Dungeness site was turned down on the basis of environmental impact, coastal erosion and associated flood risk at the location. The sites were named in the government's draft Nuclear National Policy Statement (NPS), one of a series of statements regarding nuclear policy that was released yesterday. However, to get the plants built will require a radical overhaul of the current planning system. The government has come under fire over the slow and uneven planning system in place for energy projects. For instance, the Fullabrook 66-megawatt (MW) windfarm took more than three years to secure planning permission, while the Sizewell B nuclear unit took six years to secure planning consent, costing £30 million ($50 million). The government has promised "faster and fairer planning decisions." As a result, decisions on proposals larger than 50 MW (100 MW for offshore windfarms) will be reduced from two years or more to one year.

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