Britian pledges 1.7 billion pounds for a large-scale, nuclear power plant

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Britain has pledged 1.7 billion pounds to get a large-scale nuclear power plant started, a Reuters report said.

The report was quoting from the country’s budget documents. 

The British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak announced his latest budget on Wednesday.

Last December, UK’s PM Boris Johnson had pledged to support at least one large-scale nuclear project by 2025. 

Around 21% of Britain’s electricity is generated by 15 of its nuclear reactors. Nuclear power will play an important role in the country’s ambition to phase out natural gas by 2035. It will be a huge task given that close to 40% of UK’s electricity is generated using the fossil fuel.

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