Soaring gas prices, worldwide energy shortages, fears for energy security and an ambition to have net zero carbon by 2050 have put nuclear power back on the map after a decade in the cold. In the space of just a couple of weeks, the threat of rocketing gas bills and a winter of discontent with electricity cuts have forced the Government to completely rewrite its energy policy. Ministers and Treasury officials who for years have ignored the UK’s long-term energy needs – and shied away from the huge costs involved – are finally facing up to the harsh reality that the country’s electricity sources are running low on fuel. Tim Stone, chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, told the Daily Mail: ‘The light bulb is on. The Prime Minister gets it and senses the moment.
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