"You might think a steady supply of wind is all you would ever need to spin some turbines and start producing renewable energy, but the reality is more complex..."
"A site on Anglesey would be "helping the UK reach net zero, supporting the government's levelling up agenda and turbocharging the UK's domestic nuclear supply chain capability, setting it on a path to deliver and export future clean energy solutions", the firm added. The UK government remains committed to building large-scale nuclear power plants, which it sees as central to decarbonising the energy supply.
It is expected to publish a 10-point plan next week to meet a target of net zero emissions in the UK by 2050. Six previous nuclear sites had been identified as locations for new plants to be built."
"Despite the UK government's commitment to large scale nuclear power plants, the cost of construction has raised concerns for investors. It had held a public consultation on bills for energy payers being increased to help cover the costs of building new nuclear power stations, but nothing concrete followed. Other financial support has been made available by the UK government for the nuclear industry."
""Anglesey desperately needs skilled employment which is why I have championed Wylfa Newydd and Anglesey as 'Energy Island' at every opportunity, and I am working with all levels of local and national partners to make it happen," she said."There are many other innovative projects on Anglesey that have the potential to offer skilled employment and I am keen to encourage young people to stay on the island and invest in their community.""
"A High Court judge in Manchester said managing the largest group claim in English legal history would be like "trying to build a house of cards in a wind tunnel" and ruled the case was an "abuse of the process of the court"... "The case is the latest battle to establish whether multinationals can be held liable for the conduct of subsidiaries abroad."
"As well as the potential to create 6,000 jobs by 2025, the nuclear power plant plans could deliver a further 34,000 roles in 15 years, most of which would be high value manufacturing jobs. The consortium - which also includes National Nuclear Laboratory and the construction company Laing O'Rourke - said it is hoping to get a "clear commitment" from the government for the flat-packed power station project.
The government handed the Rolls-Royce-led coalition £18m last year to design the small modular reactors (SMR). The consortium matched the funding and is now looking to secure a further £217m, which would also be matched by industry. Tom Samson, interim chief executive of the consortium, said: "This creates a unique opportunity to revitalise the UK's industrial base and paves the way for the future commercialisation of advanced reactor solutions, including fusion technology.
"Our ambition to accelerate the deployment of a fleet these power stations across the UK will contribute massively to the 'levelling up' agenda, creating sustainable high value manufacturing jobs in those areas most in need of economic activity." He added: "The fleet approach will bring huge value to the communities of which these power stations will be a part, with economic activity spanning 60 years of operations.""