This has been coming for a while – reported in the Guardian this morning:
“Britain must build “at least” eight new nuclear power stations during the next 15 years to replace its ageing plants and contribute to a “post-oil economy” that is cleaner and much more efficient than in the era of “cheap energy and careless pollution”, Gordon Brown signalled last night. The first new reactors could feed electricity into the national grid by 2017.”
Question is (aside from the debate on nuclear danger), can the UK build these fast enough before the old power stations are redundant? It can take around ten years to make a nuclear power stations, Greenbang heard the other day.