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Academy calls for nuclear commitment

BRITAIN NEEDS to build state-of-the-art nuclear power stations if it is to hit targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Royal Academy of Engineering has warned.

In Nuclear Energy: the future climate, a joint report with the Royal Society, it proposes that wind, solar, hydro and biomass generation could meet up to 10% of UK energy demands by 2010.

However, to prevent an increase in the burning of fossil fuels, nuclear energy must be retained as a principal technology, it states.

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