UK may build seven nuclear plants by 2050: minister

TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) – Britain could build up to seven new nuclear power plants by 2050 a senior minister said on Sunday, local media have reported.

Britain could build up to seven new nuclear power plants by 2050, as well as boost offshore wind to diversify energy sources, a senior minister said on Sunday, according to AFP.

"If we fast forward to 2050, there is a world where we have six or seven (nuclear) sites in the UK," Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told The Sunday Telegraph.

"That isn't going to happen in the next two years. But it's definitely something that we can aspire to."

Britain has set itself a target of carbon neutrality by 2050 and the government is expected to publish a delayed new energy security strategy next week.

This comes as many British people are struggling to pay energy bills amid a cost of living crisis.

Meanwhile, the UK is one of the leading western countries in the campaign to deprive Iran of possessing peaceful nuclear energy. 

MNA/PR

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