Nuclear Politics

UK Election / Conservatives Promise To Support Nuclear, Including Fusion

By David Dalton
25 November 2019

Labour Party has already promised to build new reactors and revive Wylfa project
Conservatives Promise To Support Nuclear, Including Fusion
Two EPR units at Hinkley Point C are the only reactors under construction in the UK. Photo courtesy EDF Energy.
The UK Conservative Party said in its manifesto for next month’s general election that it will support nuclear energy, including fusion, as an important part of the energy system, alongside increasing its commitment to renewables.

The manifesto makes no further mention of nuclear energy, but says a Conservative government would lead the global fight against climate change by delivering a “world-leading target” of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as advised by the independent Committee on Climate Change.

“We have doubled international climate finance. And we will use our position hosting the UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow in 2020 to ask our global partners to match our ambition,” the manifesto says.

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