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UK Leans Heavily on Nuclear in Bold New Energy Strategy

May 2, 2022

A long-awaited energy strategy published by the UK government on April 6 lays out bold commitments that tackle Great Britain’s multi-pronged challenges, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions while ensuring energy security and affordability. The sweeping plan sharply reverses course on ambitions announced in October 2021 to source 100% of the country’s power from renewable energy. It instead envisions a radical, accelerated expansion of the UK’s nuclear and offshore wind fleet, and delivers a long-term shift that will ramp up domestic production of oil and gas.

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