20 Jul '11, 7am

New generation of nuclear power quietly approved yesterday, just as hacking enquiries began: ^MC

The UK's long-standing plans to deliver a new fleet of nuclear reactors took a major step forward last night, after the House of Commons approved a package of energy National Policy Statements (NPS) designed to inform planning decisions on large nuclear, fossil fuel and renewable projects. Nuclear developers had been waiting for the statements to pass through parliament before proceeding with planning applications for new reactors. Energy giant EDF is now expected to move forward with its first planning application later this year with a view to delivering the UK's first new nuclear reactor in decades by 2018. FURTHER READING Energy firms plan dozens of new fossil-fuelled power stations Energy firms predict "negawatt market" could help keep the lights on As expected, the nuclear NPS confirms eight sites that have been deemed suitable for the development of new nuclear plan...

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