Speech

John Hayes statement on nuclear power station life extensions

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Comment on EDF Energy's announcement of life extensions to Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B nuclear power stations

Commenting on EDF Energy’s announcement of life extensions to Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B nuclear power stations, Energy Minister John Hayes said:

“It is absolutely fantastic news for our energy security that these two nuclear power stations will continue generating vast amounts of electricity into the 2020s.

“This decision will also secure hundreds of skilled jobs in both Somerset and North Ayrshire, highlighting the value of nuclear energy to our economy and society”.