UK Should Have Public Ownership Option For Nuclear Plants, Says Report

Posted by NucNet on 17 June 2015 in NucNet

A public ownership option should be introduced for new nuclear capacity in the UK, a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research says today.

The report, which looks at who is paying the most to fund the environmental and social policies that are wrapped up in the consumer’s energy bills, says public ownership would reduce the risks involved in developing new nuclear capacity, and thus the cost of capital, and would secure some gains for the British bill-payer. The report is online