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Charles Hendry comment on Horizon Nuclear Power

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Commenting on the announcement about Horizon Nuclear Power, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: “EON and RWE’s withdrawal is clearly very …

Commenting on the announcement about Horizon Nuclear Power, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said:

“EON and RWE’s withdrawal is clearly very disappointing, but the partners have clearly explained that this decision was based on pressures elsewhere in their businesses and not any doubts about the role of nuclear in UK’s energy future.

“The UK’s new nuclear programme is far more than one consortia and there remains considerable interest. Plans from EDF/Centrica and Nugen are on track and Horizon’s sites offer new players an excellent ready-made opportunity to enter the market.”