New Nuclear

The UK’s generation capacity will drop by around 30% before 2030 if the government doesn’t get building new nuclear power stations. That’s according to trade union Prospect, which warns of a significant gap between supply and demand – it expects this shortfall to be due to the planned phasing out of coal power stations, the decommissioning of existing nuclear power stations and the loss of ageing gas plants. It claims new nuclear capacity is the best way to meet this gap, due to a potential strike price 13% lower than that for offshore wind in 2017 and 42% lower than the strike price agreed for Hinkley Point C.

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Published: 8 November 2018