Spectator Briefings

Is nuclear power the answer to climate change?

35 min listen

In This Episode

Fans of nuclear energy say that it is efficient, reliable, and greener than fossil fuels. The government’s Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 target may not be achievable without a helping hand from nuclear. But its critics say that it’s costly for the taxpayer, prone to delays, and damaging for local ecosystems. What’s more, Hinkley Point demonstrated the risk of foreign investment in key infrastructure. Is Britain going to need more nuclear power plants, or is there a better way? Kate Andrews speaks to a panel of guests to discuss this and more:

Bim Afolami, Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
Professor Simon Taylor, author of The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain
Julia Pyke, Nuclear Development Director at EDF Energy

This podcast is sponsored by EDF Energy.


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