Powering the UK: why the new electricity plan is all about nuclear

Just one day before the UK government publishes its major reform of the country’s electricity market, The Guardian’s Damian Carrington has been speaking to people in the power industry, energy academics, investors and green campaigners about what they think the outcome will be from Tuesday’s reform package.

“All agree that the sprawling and complex maze of measures the government proposed has the central aim of getting new nuclear power stations built.” (Carrington, 11th July 2011)

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Is nuclear power a sure bet for Britain?
Pylons run across Romney Marsh to the nuclear power station at Dungeness, UK. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images