Paul Spence, EDF Energy’s Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, explains why nuclear is needed to get to ‘net zero’ emissions. The news that prices for future wind energy projects are coming down is very good news for consumers. That’s because Britain is going to need a lot more renewable energy if it is to cut emissions to “net-zero” and end our current reliance on polluting fossil fuels like coal and gas. EDF is investing heavily to build this new capacity – especially in Scotland where the strongest winds mean turbines can generate the most power. We already operate more than 30 wind farms and have plans to double our renewables capacity in the UK. But wind and solar can’t get us to net zero alone. A significant element of reliable low carbon power is needed alongside renewables if we are to build a manageable, secure and affordable energy system. This is known as “firm” power and there is already evidence that this mix works.
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