New nuclear plants should be built in Torness and Hunterston, according to a new Scottish Conservative policy paper on energy and the environment. With Hunterston nuclear plant due to go offline in 2023 and Torness due to close in 2030, the Scottish Tories said new plants are needed to “ensure a robust energy mix” in Scotland. But environmental groups question the proposal, with Friends of the Earth Scotland director Dr Richard Dixon saying the party was “flogging a dead horse” on nuclear. Releasing the paper, Ruth Davidson said protecting the environment was “one of the greatest challenge of our times”.
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