'Go nuclear, go large': Johnson hails potential for new nuclear and offshore wind in Sizewell C speech

James Murray
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An artist's render of Sizewell C nuclear power station | Credit: EDF
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An artist's render of Sizewell C nuclear power station | Credit: EDF

Outgoing Prime Minister warns arguments fracking could prove a ‘panacea’ to the energy crisis are ‘slightly dubious’, as he criticises those ‘who think hydrocarbons are the only answer’

Boris Johnson has today delivered one of his final speeches before stepping down as Prime Minister, travelling to the Sizewell nuclear plant in Suffolk to confirm that the government is to invest £700m...

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