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Nuclear power to be Labour contest issue

Labour MPs have vowed to make nuclear energy an issue in the forthcoming leadership election after the Cabinet gave the go-ahead for a new generation of nuclear power stations

The cabinet committee overseeing the issue approved the inclusion of nuclear power in the energy White Paper to be published this month.

The review under Malcolm Wicks, the Energy minister, is also expected to recommend streamlining the planning system to enable the power stations to be built on existing sites more quickly.

Nuclear power will be “sold” by ministers as part of a balanced energy policy which will include greater emphasis on the development of renewable power sources such as wind turbines and wave power, and more energy efficiency.

Labour rebels said that they intended to challenge Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, on the issue when he takes over from Tony Blair.

The cabinet committee overseeing the issue approved the inclusion of nuclear power in the energy White Paper to be published this month.

The review under Malcolm Wicks, the Energy minister, is also expected to recommend streamlining the planning system to enable the power stations to be built on existing sites more quickly.

Nuclear power will be “sold” by ministers as part of a balanced energy policy which will include greater emphasis on the development of renewable power sources such as wind turbines and wave power, and more energy efficiency.

Labour rebels said that they intended to challenge Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, on the issue when he takes over from Tony Blair.


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JUN 27 2006
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