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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14849: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on commissioning a new nuclear power station or nuclear power generation capability at the site of the current Hunterston B plant.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 9 March 2018

The Scottish Energy Strategy, published last December, restated the Scottish Government's continued opposition to new nuclear stations, under current technologies. With the costs of renewable and storage technologies falling, new nuclear capacity is not needed to meet Scotland's long term energy needs, nor, in our view, does it deliver good value for consumers.

This policy does not preclude extensions to the operating life of Scotland's existing nuclear stations.