Saturday, 16 June 2012

Britain aims to lead on nuclear energy

Britain aims to lead on nuclear energy: glad to see sense and sensibility is prevailing despite the unfounded fears especially after Fukushima! "As Germany and Japan close their nuclear reactors, Britain wants to be the most attractive country for nuclear power stations. Officials have decided to build two new reactors.
Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change Charles Hendry is fully aware that one reactor can supply five million households with electricity, and with zero emissions.
In an interview with Aftenbladet, he emphasises Britain’s offensive approach to new nuclear power plants.
“Nuclear power was long off the agenda, but was re-launched in 2007 as part of the future energy mix. Five years later, Britain is now perhaps the most exciting place in Europe for nuclear investments,” says Hendry.
He adds that several companies are showing investment interest.
“The key is market reform that creates conditions for such long-term investments. We will remove barriers that may prevent investments. There is strong bipartisan support for further nuclear investment in the UK. Our country’s support is broader than in most others. Parliament recently decided to back development of two new nuclear reactors. 520 representatives voted for, only 20 against,” the British Energy Minister says."

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