Nuclear energy is the best way of ensuring the UK has constant power supply whilst decarbonising the sector. According to infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, new nuclear power stations must be built if the nation is to meet its 2050 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80%, relative to 1990 levels. Its new report, ‘Infrastructure 2050: Future Infrastructure Needs’, looks at how the UK can best meet the energy trilemma challenge – developing a sustainable, affordable and reliable energy system. One of the main suggestions is supporting the current 16GW new build nuclear programme.
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