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Boris Johnson demands that UK government declares nuclear to be “a green energy” source, and boosts the industry .

Boris Johnson has increased pressure on Rishi Sunak to boost nuclear
capacity with funding for two more large-scale projects before the next

In a new intervention since leaving No 10, Johnson, accompanied
by Priti Patel, the former home secretary, warned that the country had a
“damaging gap in our nuclear capabilities and a weakness in our energy

In a letter seen by The Times signed by 57 Tory MPs, Sunak was
urged to fund the development of two more projects before the end of this
parliament. the 57 Tories — including Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Foreign
Office minister, and Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee —
said that more had to be done.

In the letter, organised by Virginia
Crosbie, the MP for Ynys Môn, they said the government needed “at all
costs” to avoid errors they say that Labour made in not recognising the
“good value” of nuclear power.

They demanded that the government
declare nuclear “unambiguously” to be a green energy source
, set out
binding nuclear targets for 2035 and 2050 and order officials to start
talks with Rolls-Royce to fund small modular reactors. The letter said:
“We are the only major nuclear nation in the world without a sovereign
reactor design to deploy or export. It is time we changed that.”

 Times 23rd Feb 2023


February 24, 2023 - Posted by | politics, UK

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