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The UK is to invest GBP679 million (USD815 million) and become a 50% partner with EDF in the Sizewell C nuclear project. The money "allows for China General Nuclear's exit from the project, including buy-out costs, any tax due and commercial arrangements".

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-takes-50-stake,-gives-go-ahead-for-S

A consortium comprising EDF UK R&D, the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), the University of Bristol and Urenco has been awarded GBP7.7 million (USD9.3 million) in funding from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to develop a hydrogen storage solution.

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Funding-for-UK-project-to-store-hydrogen-using-dep

The UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed the government's support for construction of the Sizewell C NPP, subject to final agreement. In his Autumn Statement he said the nuclear power station would create thousands of jobs, and represented the biggest step in the UK’s journey to energy independence.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-confirms-plans-for-sizewell-c-10377870

Project will be ‘backbone of low-carbon transition’ Sizewell C could become the first state-backed nuclear power station in the UK for 30 years. Courtesy EDF Energy. The UK’s all-party parliamentary group on nuclear energy welcomed chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s backing of new nuclear power and the decision to proceed with Sizewell C.

Charlotte Nichols MP, co-chair of the group, said “net zero needs nuclear and it’s great news that we finally have progress on this vital project for Britain’s energy security.” She said 10,000 jobs powering six million homes will be the backbone of the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

“We need a pipeline of projects drive the necessary recruitment and skills development to deliver the capacity we need to hit net zero by 2050.”

The group provides a forum for MPs and peers to discuss policy options to support nuclear deployment.

The UK on Thursday gave the go-ahead for new nuclear at Sizewell C with Hunt confirming £700m (€799m, $824m) in support for what would be “the first state-backed nuclear power station for 30 years”.

Date: Saturday, 19 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/mps-in-nuclear-group-welcome-green-light-for-sizewell-c-11-5-2022

An EDF-led consortium has been awarded UK government funding to investigate the feasibility of using nuclear-generated heat and electricity to create hydrogen for use in the production of asphalt and cement.

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-generated-hydrogen-considered-for-asphalt

Rolls-Royce SMR, supported by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has completed a siting assessment review into potential options for deploying Rolls-Royce SMR power stations.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-prioritises-four-nda-sites-for-new-nuclear-10284448

The UK's Prime Minister Liz Truss and France's President Emmanuel Macron have both expressed their support for the construction of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England, a final decision on which is expected in the coming weeks.

Date: Saturday, 08 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/British,-French-leaders-in-support-of-Sizewell-C

The UK's Environment Agency has agreed to changes to the environmental permit for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England, allowing used nuclear fuel from the plant to be stored in a dry storage facility rather than a wet facility, as originally planned.

Date: Saturday, 08 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulator-approves-change-to-dry-storage-at-HPC

The UK government has announced that the West Burton power station site in Nottinghamshire has been selected to host STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production), the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant which is planned to be built by 2040.

Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-selects-site-for-first-fusion-energy-plant-10064706

The West Burton power plant site in Nottinghamshire, England, has been selected to host the UK's prototype fusion energy plant - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). The demonstration plant is due to begin operating by 2040.

Date: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Winning-bid-announced-to-host-UK-fusion-plant