Response to DESNZ nuclear roadmap

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Thursday 11 January 2024
GMB Trade Union - Response to DESNZ nuclear roadmap

GMB, the energy union, has responded to the Government's nuclear roadmap

Andy Prendergast, GMB National Secretary, said:

“Nuclear power is utterly essential to the UK’s energy mix.

“Without new nuclear, there can be no net zero; it's as simple as that.

“Decades of dithering and failure have left our country’s nuclear capacity in tatters - all but one nuclear power station is due to be switched off by 2030.

“This means the UK is hugely dependent on oil and gas imports from overseas, with all the dangers that entails.

“Today’s announcement offers some hope, but this roadmap must become a reality - and quickly - or we risk yet another energy false dawn.”

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