The prime minister today put a new generation of domestic nuclear power stations at the centre of the government's energy review, saying there was now 'feverish rethinking' of energy policy around the world.
This is a step required (well, required might be too strong a word) by the Energy White Paper a few years ago. Nuclear proponents in Britain were frustrated that the Energy White Paper did not include a recommendation on nuclear power. Instead, the white paper punted and said that another review would have to occur before new nuclear could be built. This announcement is the begining of that process.