The Government should set out that it will achieve a decarbonised power sector without recourse to new nuclear power or large scale biomass and biofuels. Nuclear has an unresolved nuclear waste problem and unnecessary risks of catastrophic disasters. It is a distraction from decarbonisation, hugely costly and there are multiple cleaner, safer and cheaper ways to power our country. The Government should review National Policy Statements on nuclear in order to phase out the UK’s reliance on nuclear.
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