UK Energy Secretary To Woe China Over Nuclear Plants
The U.K.’s energy secretary Ed Davey is due to travel to Beijing this month to lay the groundwork for a new partnership that could lead to Chinese-designed nuclear reactors being built in Britain, the Sunday Times reports without citing sources.
The trip is the latest sign of that the government is looking for alternative ways to support its troubled 200 billion ($312.5 billion) low-carbon energy strategy after negotiations have dragged on regarding the development of a new fleet of nuclear power station in the U.K., the newspaper said. Last week Michael Fallon, Davey’s second in command, signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate on civil power with Russian state atomic monopoly Rosatom.
Mr. Davey’s talks with China are aimed at striking a deeper relationship, which could be formalized in a memorandum by the end of the year, the newspaper said.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change declined to comment.
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