| 24 May 2024, Friday |

UK needs to go big on nuclear and offshore wind, Johnson says

Britain’s new energy security strategy will seek to increase domestic nuclear and offshore wind capacity in order to strengthen the country’s energy independence and reduce future living costs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.

Johnson is expected to unveil a new energy security strategy by the end of the month, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which sent oil and gas prices skyrocketing.

“In this country, we need to go big on nuclear, and we need to go much bigger on offshore wind,” he told LBC Radio. “By investing in energy production, domestic energy production, and independent energy production, we can ensure that we have long-term suppliers who will lower consumer costs in the long run.”

  • Reuters