How nuclear power is key to meeting the UK’s carbon targets

Around 14GW of new nuclear generating capacity may be built between now and 2035.

The UK government has confirmed 8 sites where new nuclear power stations can be built.

Map of existing and proposed sites for nuclear power stations
Existing and proposed sites for nuclear power stations (Image Credit – BBC)

The new nuclear stations will take ten years at least to build and start operating from the mid 2020s.

By 2035, over 70% of the UK’s energy is expected to come from renewable and nuclear generation.

Chart showing the change of energy generation in the UK from 2008 to 2035
Projected sources of energy generation in the UK (Image Credit BBC)

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