The CBI has commented on the approval for the construction of Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset by the board of EDF.
Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“The final green light for Hinkley Point is welcome news as now, more than ever, action is needed on key infrastructure projects which attract investment to the United Kingdom.
The project represents a significant milestone in the United Kingdom’s energy future. It will play a key role in further securing and decarbonising our energy supply, putting us on the right path to a sustainable energy mix.
We hope it will also help kick start a new nuclear build programme, creating jobs for tens of thousands of people – not just in the local community, but up and down the whole country.”