Customers who have been inclined to compare energy deals in light of the recent price hikes from two major energy suppliers might be interested to hear that there is a place in the market for nuclear.
This is the opinion of Malcolm Grimston, nuclear energy expert from Imperial College London, who told the BBC Wake up to Money podcast that Britain has a "desperate need" for new capacity that is low-carbon enough to satisfy the carbon commitment.
"Nuclear energy for the base load part of the market is electricity that we need to keep water flowing, to keep the hospitals operating and transport and so on - renewables obviously aren't appropriate for that because of their intermittency," he pointed out.
Therefore, the choice for base load falls to coal, gas or nuclear, although cheap gas will have to be imported from other countries and coal may rely on relatively new carbon capture and storage technology, Mr Grimston added.
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