The Prime Minister said he had given the go-ahead for two power plants at Ferrybridge and Thorpe Marsh in the north of England that will create 1,000 construction jobs.
Writing in the Financial Times today, Cameron said: “Our focus is on updating our infrastructure.
“This year the UK came 28th in international rankings. In terms of future productivity, this infrastructure deficit is as serious as our budget deficit.”
He added: “In terms of job creation today, getting construction projects off the ground is critical.”
His pledge comes ahead of a tough week for Government with the publication of economic output figures expected to show stagnation in the economy with growth at just 0.3%.
The brace of power stations were highlighted by the Prime Minister as the first of a series of big infrastructure projects which will be rolled out in coming months.
Power projects expected to be given green light
Acorn Power Developments, 1500MW CCGT plant at Thorpe Marsh, Doncaster. Three-year construction project with peak employment of 600 jobs.
Scottish and Southern Electricity, a multi-fuel plant at Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire. The CHP facility will use biomass, waste-derived fuels and waste wood to generate around 108MW of electricity.
Cameron also welcomed news that BT will complete its roll-out of superfast broadband by 2014 – generating work for 500 more engineers.