Energy Minister, Ed Miliband, has announced plans to fast-track a new generation of nuclear power plants today. Commenting, Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

"Decisions involving nuclear power are never easy. Yet British business is clear that nuclear power will be a crucial part of a more sustainable future energy mix. A faster, more streamlined planning process is also required to safeguard the UK's energy supply in the decades to come.

“This announcement is a positive step forward and should speed up the construction of badly needed new capacity. What's more, it could create a substantial number of jobs, in both SMEs and larger companies."