10 Jul '18, 10am

Ditch plans for a 'fleet' of new nuclear stations, NIC tells government

Richard Black, directoe at the ECIU think tank, noted that under current plans to retire ageing reactors, contracting just one more nuclear power station before 2025 would mean that by 2032 just Sizewell B, Hinkley Point C and one more nuclear plant - likely Wylfa Newydd - would be operating in the UK, together providing around 16 per cent of the UK's electricity needs. If a further 50 per cent of power demand is provided by renewables by that date, that still only gets zero emission power generation up to a 65 per cent share of the power mix - a 20 per cent shortfall against government's own targets.

Full article: https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3035610/forget-your...

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