The UK will build Eight new nuclear reactorsIncrease wind power production. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, announced the plans as part an energy security strategy that also included expanding wind power production.This will help accelerate the development and construction of hydrogen and solar projects.
To reduce dependence on Russia for oil and natural gases following the invasion, the British government announced that it would “triple its nuclear power generation capacity up to 24 gigawatts by 2020”.
After oil and natural gas prices rose after the invasion of Ukraine, there were concerns that Russia might reduce its energy supply. The Executive has established a new government body called “Great British Nuclear”, which will present new projects. It will also receive significant funding. This Executive set the goal to build eight nuclear reactors per decade instead of one every ten.
“We are setting out bold plans to scale up and accelerate affordable, clean and safe energy made in the UK and for the UK, from new nuclear power to offshore wind power, over the next decade,” the British Prime Minister said today. This strategy should be spread.