Net Zero fiasco: Nuclear winter for Britain as power plants close – Iowa Climate Science Education

Hitachi’s defeat follows the collapse of several other nuclear projects and the gradual retreat of companies, first European, then Japanese, from the UK’s nuclear industry. A succession of big players, some backed by governments, has tried to make it work — but, spooked by the huge risks and ambivalence from Westminster, they have concluded it is not worth the trouble and walked away. […]

The consequences will start to become evident over the next few years as ageing reactors are closed down. Those eight power stations, owned jointly by EDF and Centrica, provide about 20 per cent of the country’s electricity, yet they have been repeatedly patched up to extend their lives, and all but one is due to shut over the next decade because their graphite cores are degrading. As one nuclear industry source put it: “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. It all decays so glacially slowly. We are about to run out of time to replace this.”

Net Zero fiasco: Nuclear winter for Britain as power plants close – Iowa Climate Science Education

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