If the government has finally stopped dithering on new nuclear then that is welcome

24 September 2021

It has been reported that the government is in talks with interested parties abut building a new nuclear power station at Wylfa in Wales.

The talks come in the midst of an energy crisis which has seen gas prices rocket and some providers go bust.

Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy said:

“We have had years of dithering and delay on new nuclear so if ministers are finally ready to act to secure our future clean energy supply then that is something we welcome.

“Both the Climate Change Committee and the Energy Systems Catapult are clear that we need more nuclear alongside renewables to hit Net Zero, and with nuclear supporting more jobs than other clean technologies it really is a no-brainer for a government who say they want to ‘level up’ the country.

“We have been calling all summer for government to bring forward the legislation on a new funding mechanism before COP26 so we can get building and demonstrate to the world that we are ready to lead in this vital technology.”


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