Nicola Sturgeon is expected to temper Boris Johnson’s energy plans by signalling her intention to block the creation of nuclear plants in Scotland. The Sunday Times yesterday revealed a push by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, for more nuclear power stations to be built to help Britain reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. A source close to Sunak said: “His general view is that we should have been doing this ten years ago when it was cheaper, but we can’t rely on wind and solar power.” However, the Scottish government, which controls the planning process north of the border, opposes the technology. Asked for its response to the news from Whitehall, it referred The Times to a recent statement that it was “absolutely clear in its opposition to the building of new nuclear power plants in Scotland under current technologies”.
Times 27th Sept 2021 read more »
George Kerevan: MAKE no mistake: nukes are back. The Tory UK Government has decided to build a new generation of nuclear power stations as a key part of its strategy to decarbonise the UK by 2050. We might call this jumping out of the frying pan into the irradiated fire. Plus, it will cost ordinary electricity consumers a fortune. Also expect Boris and co to be sympathetic to putting at least one new nuclear plant in Scotland, regardless of the wishes of any Scottish Government.
The National 27th Sept 2021 read more »
Guy Stenhouse: Time for Scotland to roll out red carpet to nuclear.
Herald 27th Sept 2021 read more »