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Anna McMorrin MP: Nuclear Power Statement

July 31, 2018

 

As we continue to see the devastating impact of climate change around the world, it is vital that we invest in clean, renewable energy and move away from our reliance on fossil fuels. I am a lifelong campaigner for action on climate change and clean energy, and it is clear that this Conservative Government has consistently failed to act to support the renewables industry. Our energy strategy must have sustainable and clean energy at its heart to protect our planet for future generations.  We must act now to develop a strengthened green economy; supporting UK companies and industry to become world leaders in this sector and investing in new and innovative technology to meet our global obligations on climate change, creating jobs and boosting our economy.

 

Nuclear Power

 

Nuclear power is currently part of our energy supply as we move away from fossil fuels. Public investment in nuclear power is part of ensuring our energy security in the future, and supports future jobs both at nuclear plants and throughout the nuclear energy supply chain. 

 

Many constituents have been in contact with me to raise their concerns about private and foreign investment in new nuclear power plants in the UK. I agree it is vital that the UK Government is transparent with the way it finances any new projects, especially large-scale ones, with any potential long-term implications for the UK economy and environment.

 

We must move towards more sustainable forms of energy. Supporting innovative projects such as the Swansea Tidal Lagoon would have helped us to move in this direction, and I will continue to hold the UK government to account and campaign for more investment in sustainable energy sources.

 

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power is currently part of our energy supply as we move away from fossil fuels. Public investment in nuclear power is part of ensuring our energy security in the future, and supports future jobs both at nuclear plants and throughout the nuclear energy supply chain. 

Many constituents have been in contact with me to raise their concerns about private and foreign investment in new nuclear power plants in the UK. I agree it is vital that the UK Government is transparent with the way it finances any new projects, especially large-scale ones, with any potential long-term implications for the UK economy and environment.

We must move towards more sustainable forms of energy. Supporting innovative projects such as the Swansea Tidal Lagoon would have helped us to move in this direction, and I will continue to hold the UK government to account and campaign for more investment in sustainable energy sources.