GMB, the energy union, welcomes today’s decision to approve planning for the Sizewell C nuclear reactor.
But GMB urges confirmation of government investment – its absence could put the whole project into jeopardy.
Supply chains and consumers needed certainty to secure jobs and energy security.
And we cannot get to net zero without new nuclear power.
Charlotte Childs, GMB National Officer, said:
"Sizewell C is essential for meeting our energy challenges. This is a vital step forward for energy security and net zero.
“The UK's nuclear programme has been delayed too many times due to political decisions. We need further investment in nuclear to secure good jobs for the future.
"This project is essential for jobs and skills and hitting our environmental targets. It is clear - there can be no net zero without new nuclear."