During a conference in London Tuesday, UK energy minister Charles Hendry hinted that several of the county's reactors could have their lives extended into the mid-2020's. The ageing plants had been scheduled to be shut down during the course of the next ten years - with only the Sizewell B reactor in Suffolk scheduled to continue operating and plans for 16GW of new plants at eight sites in the works - but now the country may have to reconsider in order to cover the looming energy gap.
the early 2020s [almost the] whole nuclear fleet will be closed
down,” Hendry said. “Some may get a lifetime extension – that is