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Boris Johnson expressed his "passionate" support for nuclear power when he addressed the House of Commons for the first time as UK prime minister yesterday. Seven of the country’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030, while new-build projects have faced financial uncertainty over the last two years.

Date: Friday, 26 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UKs-new-premier-promises-boost-for-nuclear-power

The UK obtained 19% of its primary energy from low-carbon sources last year, with 39% of this from nuclear power, but this was 7% lower than in 2017 due to outages at Dungeness B and Hunterston B towards the end of 2018, official statistics published today show. Nuclear capacity was broadly the same as in 2017, at 9.3 GW.

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-remains-UKs-main-low-carbon-energy-source

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