UK will build one new nuclear plant a year


As Europe looks to move away from dependence on Russian energy, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said nuclear power needs to play a larger role.

Nuclear power is “absolutely crucial to weaning us off fossil fuels, including Russian oil and gas,” Johnson said during a visit to England’s Hartlepool nuclear power station on Monday.

“Instead of a new one every decade, we’re going to build one every year, powering homes with clean, safe and reliable energy,” Johnson said in a tweet.

It’s not the first time the prime minister has touted the advantages of nuclear power. In April, he said “nuclear is a reliable, safe and constant source of clean energy.”

Nuclear power supplied around 21% of the…


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