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Advice note on nuclear power plant deployment

The Commission's view on the case for an additional new nuclear plant, beyond Sizewell C, in order to meet the sixth Carbon Budget.

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In July 2021, the Commission was asked to offer advice to government on whether an additional new nuclear plant, beyond the proposed Sizewell C project, is needed to deliver the sixth Carbon Budget.

The advice note linked to below concludes that such a new plant is not necessary to achieve the rapid deployment of new low carbon capacity over the next 15 years.

This advice was provided to government ahead of the Budget and Spending Review in autumn 2021.

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