Nuclear deal given go-ahead

A deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation has been announced. The government has been in negotiations with EDF Energy over the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset for more than a year.

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Labour: No nuclear would mean more reliance on gas

Labour shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex told ITV Daybreak that more nuclear generation would help insure against an over-reliance on gas power.

"If we decide not to go with nuclear, then we're left in a world where we're going to be more and more reliant on gas," he said.

"When you look at what the energy companies have been saying is the reason why they're putting up prices significantly, it's the wholesale price of gas.

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