Pressing ahead with nuclear power now could mean cheap energy deals for consumers in the future while also helping to combat climate change.
Speaking at the recent Trade Union Congress, secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Miliband said that people should ignore nuclear energy at their peril.
"'Nuclear power no thanks' today means 'climate change no doubt' tomorrow," he warned.
The MP went on to call for a "clean energy trinity", combining nuclear power with renewables and clean coal in a bid to halt climate change.
Commenting on the recent closure of the wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight, Mr Miliband said that opposition to the on-shore turbines had put a strain on orders.
"In coal, in nuclear, in wind, there will be people who say no to the low carbon transition," he added.
In related news, energy supplier EDF recently announced it will team up with engineering firm Rolls-Royce to develop four new nuclear reactors in Sizewell, Suffolk, and Hinkley Point in Somerset.
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