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Nuclear power 'cheaper option than offshore wind farms'

The Committee on Climate Change says nuclear would be the most cost-effective way of providing low-carbon electricity into the next 50 years and has called for about 14 new plants by the end of the next decade meaning extending plans to build 12 reactors on seven sites by 2025. The committee also criticised the pace of building offshore wind turbines over the next nine years because of expense. More support could be given to cheaper options including air and ground-source heat pumps and onshore wind farms.

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