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The Looming Energy Crisis

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Britain has known for several years that electricity supply was likely to be very tight over the next 10-15 years.

Indeed, SONE sent a pamphlet, “The Looming Energy Crisis”, to the Cabinet and all MPs immediately before the 2005 general election warning of the risks being run and calling for a new nuclear power station programme.

At that time, the Government considered nuclear to be “economically unattractive”. A year later it revised its position and in 2008 officially welcomed a nuclear renaissance ...

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