Energy secretary Ed Davey ‘confident’ Wylfa B will become reality

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Energy secretary Ed Davey ‘confident’ Wylfa B will become reality

Wylfa power station
Wylfa power station

ENERGY Secretary Ed Davey has said he is “very confident” a consortium will take forward plans for a new nuclear reactor in North Wales.

His optimism emerged on a day of mixed messages about nuclear energy as the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton.

Party leader Nick Clegg used a question and answer session with members to express his doubts about the technology.

He was “very sceptical about the economics, because I just so far have not seen any evidence of any successful nuclear industry anywhere around the world which hasn’t in the end relied upon great big dollops of public subsidy”.

That was why he had insisted the coalition agreement with the Conservatives stated there must be no subsidy for nuclear – but if the industry could find a way of operating without one, that would be…

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