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A summary of UK nuclear power reactors

The retirement dates of current reactors range from 2023 to 2035. No doubt some of the 40-year lives will be safely extended to 60 years. Nevertheless they will need to be replaced and the current reliance on gas will need to be cut to reduce carbon emissions. The use of coal has already been reduced, and it is not possible to run a grid guaranteeing an energy supply with stable voltage and frequency powered by wind and sunshine alone!

The retirement dates of current reactors range from 2023 to 2035. No doubt some of the 40-year lives will be safely extended to 60 years. Nevertheless they will need to be replaced and the current reliance on gas will need to be cut to reduce carbon emissions. The use of coal has already been reduced, and it is not possible to run a grid guaranteeing an energy supply with stable voltage and frequency powered by wind and sunshine alone!

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