Blair yet to address cost of nuclear energy

Tony Blair signalled his strong support for a new generation of nuclear power plants in a speech at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual dinner last Monday, despite the fact that his government’s own review of Britain’s future energy needs

20th May, 2006

Tony Blair signalled his strong support for a new generation of nuclear power plants in a speech at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual dinner last Monday, despite the fact that his government’s own review of Britain’s future energy needs will not report until July.

Not one to understate his case, the British prime minister claimed that the replacement of nuclear power stations is ‘‘back on the agenda with...

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