The secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) has signed the development consent order for the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant.
Signing the development consent order (DCO) has the effect of granting planning permission for the construction of a £25bn new nuclear plant in Suffolk.
A UK fund has acquired Nissan’s latest solar power project in a £10.6m deal that will see the car maker purchase power generated over a 20-year agreement.
Atrato Onsite Energy, a specialist fund set up last year to focus on rooftop solar power installations, announced the deal to its shareholders saying it would take over the building of 20MW ground-mounted system that will eventually comprise about 37,000 solar panels.
The project is a major part of Nissan’s EV36Zero strategy to ramp up production of electric vehicles and is expected to create about 20% of the power needed for the Sunderland plant.