Sizewell C will boost local biodiversity

We will look after the local environment before, during and after the construction of Sizewell C.

Wildlife has thrived for decades around the existing Sizewell B station and before that at Sizewell A. We will build on a great track record and continue to protect this precious area of the Suffolk coastline.

The measures we are taking to look after nature include:

  • Designating250 hectaresof land for wildlife
  • Increasing biodiversity around the power station by19%
  • Setting up an环境Trust管理Sizewell房地产并促进野生

We are not building on any land owned by RSPB Minsmere. Where a small part of our boundary meets RSPB land, we are creating a new area of wetland to allow wildlife to thrive. We will limit construction when necessary to reduce noise and we will use directional and low-level lighting. We are confident our plans will not have an impact on this important nature reserve.

Once Sizewell C is constructed, the nuclear licensed site will amount to 69 hectares - that's less than 0.2% of the total area of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Nuclear produces a lot of electricity from a very small land footprint leaving more room for nature.

The biggest threat to biodiversity is climate change. By lowering carbon emissions, nuclear energy will help to protect the natural environment.

Carbon emissions and Sizewell C

Sizewell C将为600万户家庭提供低碳电力。它还将为其他低碳形式的能源生产(包括氢和直接空气捕获(DAC))铺平道路。


Nuclear uses a fraction of the land required by some other low-carbon technologies.

运营地点Sizewell C会占用33 hectares土地。
使用相同数量的电力onshore wind将需要90,000 hectares土地。一种solar farm产生等效力量将需要30,000公顷.

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阅读我们的环境手册关于我们如何保护和增强Sizewell C周围环境以及电站将如何帮助应对气候变化和支持绿色经济的信息,这是丰富的信息。

net gain in biodiversity


Sizewell C has created a nature reserve at Aldhurst Farm featuring sixty hectares of grassland and heathland and six hectares of fantastic wetland. The reserve will include areas open to the public for recreational purposes and is already benefitting a variety of wildlife including water voles, otters, eels, amphibians, reptiles and birds, as well as rare plants.



EDFnuclear power stations have a great track record of demonstrating how nuclear and nature can exist happily side by side.

Many rare and notable species benefit from the biodiversity programmes around our power stations.

Dungeness B位于肯特的Dungeness国家自然保护区中间。它的多样化景观是许多独特的植物,动物和鸟类的所在地。发电站的工作人员有助于保护很长一段时间以来一直是英国唯一已知的苏塞克斯翡翠飞蛾殖民地。

Hinkley Point C supports the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) which manages Steart Marshes, a habitat creation scheme not far from the construction site. Steart Marshes has seen a big increase in bird populations over the last few years.

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