Energy Secretary Edward Davey insists that there will not be a direct subsidy of new nuclear, but cannot say the cost will not end up with the taxpayer or consumer.
He says that the Horizon deal with Hitachi is "a real vote of confidence from foreign company" in the UK.
Spades will be in the ground at Oldbury and Anglesey in 2016 or 2017 at the very earliest.
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Clocks will go forward 30 minutes so there is half an hour more daylight in the evening when energy consumption peaks.
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