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Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

21 Feb 2019, 11:35 • By Liam Stoker
Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

When Hitachi suspended development of its planned new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in early 2019, many thought the news would blow a hole in the country’s decarbonisation plans. But as costs continue to fall, even the UK government, not usually considered to be renewables’ closest ally, has pointed to the technologies’ role in plugging that gap. Liam Stoker looks at what might be required.