Ex-Tory energy secretary blasts nuclear ‘mega dreams’

The UK’s nuclear programme should prioritise small modular reactors, according to the ex-minister who gave the green light for the country’s last successfully delivered large atomic power station. Lord Howell, who secured Sizewell B power station when energy secretary in Margaret Thatcher’s government, told a House of Lords debate that the country's nuclear power programme is at a “crossroad” with the government at risk of taking the wrong path forwards.

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