Britain Plans Nuclear and Offshore Turbines to Boost Energy Independence

Britain has set targets to increase wind, nuclear and solar generation, while supporting domestic production of oil and gas.

Kate Holton and Susanna Twidale, Reuters

Britain set out plans to expand nuclear and offshore wind power on April 7 to bolster its energy independence, but a failure to target improved energy efficiency even as heating costs surge was attacked for lacking ambition.

With energy prices hitting record highs this year, driven in part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Britain set targets to increase wind, nuclear and solar generation, while supporting domestic production of oil and gas.

But options that could have delivered a more immediate impact, such as targets to expand onshore wind and improve home insulation, were lacking.

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