UK could build seven nuclear power stations by 2050

To increase its energy independence following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country is implementing a new strategy.

The UK could build seven nuclear power stations by 2050, banking on offshore wind as part of a new strategy to increase its energy independence following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the energy minister said on Sunday.

,The idea is that, what (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is doing, we don’t want to live in a world where we depend on Russian hydrocarbons.said Quasi Quarteng Sunday Telegraphemphasizing that “offshore wind, and especially nuclear“Were”Ways to have electricity generation capacity in the UK,

Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is set to present its strategy on Thursday to reduce the UK’s energy dependence and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, according to the newspaper, after intense deliberations within the government.There is a realization within the government that we can do more on nuclearQuasi Quarteng said.

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in 2050,”a world where we have six or seven sites in the UK“, He continued. “It won’t happen in the next two years, but certainly we can aspire to it.,

According to the Sunday Telegraph, the plan calls for the construction of at least two large-scale nuclear power plants by 2030, in addition to small modular reactors, so most nuclear sites in operation should be closed by this time frame.

In contrast, hydraulic fracturing and onshore wind will not have a central role in the new strategy because “strong local oppositionThese technologies suffered, underlined the minister.

In addition to sanctions against Russian interests, London has also targeted the energy sector with a ban on oil imports until the end of the year.

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