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UK is in need of a nuclear boost

A report commissioned by Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that the UK needs to more than double the amount of electricity generated by nuclear power, as well as boosting renewables, energy efficiency and gas storage to guarantee energy security.<br /><br />Nuclear power should provide between 35 per cent to 40 per cent of the UK&rsquo;s electricity after 2030, from around 15 per cent now, to prevent the UK from becoming overly dependent on imported natural gas as its North Sea gas production declines.