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New Nuclear Power Technologies

Published Friday, February 14, 2014

Nuclear power stations provide a low carbon source of electricity, which could help the UK achieve its policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. This POSTnote reviews new and potential future nuclear power technologies. It also outlines the regulatory approach toward new nuclear build and summarises some of the related challenges.

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Author: Aaron Goater

Topics: Climate change, Electricity, Energy, Nuclear power

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