The Sizewell C Project

The views expressed in this page do not represent those of the Planning Inspectorate. This page consists of content submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the public and other interested parties, giving their views of this proposal.

The Sizewell C Project

Received 14 September 2020
From Robert Lindsay

Representation

Sizewell C no longer makes economic or strategic sense for the country, given that A) we need to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2030 if we are to have a reasonable chance of keeping warming within 1.5 degrees. The emissions from building this power station will vastly increase carbon emissions and it will not be completed until at least 2034 and will then take six years to offset the carbon emissions its construction created. B) Nuclear generated electricity is now the most expensive energy, while renewables in the form of wind and solar are the cheapest. The line that nuclear is needed as a base load because renewables are intermittent no longer holds true given the growth of storage capacity and the wide geographic spread of wind and solar power stations. At some periods during lockdown nuclear was generating too much energy and wind farms had to be paid to switch off their power.