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The nuclear option

More nuclear power would boost Britain's economy

By Malcolm Grimston  

(photo: Paolo)

Is electricity a commodity, to be delivered within a market context with minimal state interference? Or is it a social service, with long-term implications so great for the economy and the environment that policy needs to be coordinated centrally?

Neither the previous government nor the present one has seemed to have an answer to the question, which can perhaps be restated as “who is the ultimate guarantor…

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