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England’s Tories are still pro nuclear enthusiasts

‘We’re still backing nuclear’ – New Energy Minister’s pledge 2 September 2016  THE new Energy Minister has underlined the Government’s commitment to nuclear energy, boosting hopes of a new power plant in west Cumbria.

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe was making her first visit to Sellafield following her appointment as Energy Minister in July.

One of the first actions of Theresa May’s new administration was to delay a decision on a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

The surprise announcement cast doubt on NuGen’s plans to build three nuclear reactors at Moorside, Sellafield.

But Baroness Neville-Rolfe made it clear that the Government remains committed to nuclear in principle, whatever reservations there may be about the Hinkley Point project……. ““Nuclear energy is clean and it doesn’t have the problems around discontinuity of supply that you see with wind power for example.”  “Nuclear power plants are costly to build but they last for 60 years”……

September 3, 2016 - Posted by | politics, UK

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