23 Jun '11, 10am

Finalised Energy National Policy Statements (NPSs) now published for debate in Parliament

The Government today published its finalised Energy National Policy Statements (NPSs) in order for them to be debated in Parliament. This follows an extensive public consultation earlier this year which received over two and a half thousand responses. The Energy NPSs provide a clear framework for decision making and set out the need for a surge of investment in new energy sources, including 33GW of new renewable energy capacity. The Nuclear NPS lists eight sites across the country as suitable for new nuclear power stations by 2025. Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy said: “Around a quarter of the UK’s generating capacity is due to close by the end of this decade. We need to replace this with secure, low carbon, affordable energy. This will require over £100billion worth of investment in electricity generation alone. This means twice as much investment in energy i...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn2011_053/pn2...

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