A new wave of nuclear power stations was given the green light on Thursday by the government as it said they would be a “safe and affordable” way to secure future energy supplies.
John Hutton, business secretary, said in a statement said that allowing more nuclear reactors would help to reduce Britain’s carbon emissions at a time of growing uncertainty about energy supplies.
However, Mr Hutton was careful to phrase its support for nuclear power as part of the country’s wider “future energy mix”. And he dismissed any idea that it was giving special favours to the industry.
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