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Oil supplement: the return of nuclear

Nuclear power is essential to Britain's energy security

By Keith Parker   February 2015

An artist's impression of Hinkley Point C which, when complete, will generate 7 per cent of the UK's electricity. © EDF

Backed by the British government, three consortia of international energy companies have announced plans to build 11 new nuclear reactors of three different designs at five sites in England and Wales by around 2030.

Less than 10 years ago such a statement would have been unthinkable. Yet this has…

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