New Nuclear: A Programme on it’s Knees

A very brief update today: for those who missed this last week, here’s a link to my second article for New Ground, looking at whether the Government’s plans for new nuclear power stations are still realistic.

Read New Nuclear: A Programme On It’s Knees

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One thought on “New Nuclear: A Programme on it’s Knees

  1. Here is a way to retain the percentage of electricity provided by nuclear power: the fleet of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGRs) built in the 1970s , suddenly, mysteriously is able to have their lives extended, for five, ten, maybe more years.

    After all, that is precisely what happened with the first generation of nukes, the Magnoxes. And they mostly ran without interruption. Given just how many months and months Dungeness and Torness have had to be “closed for repairs” over their lifetimes, these power stations have in practice had far less wear and tear use than you might think.

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