Medact nuclear power briefing cover

Medact consultation briefing

The climate crisis is the single biggest threat to public health. Medact has called for the UK to transition to a zero-carbon economy by 2030 as part of a bold Green New Deal but has no declared policy position on the extent to which nuclear energy should be part of a fossil free future.

This briefing aims to help our membership decide Medact’s position on civil nuclear power by:

  • setting out the context including the climate crisis, current patterns of UK energy
    production and use, and UK government plans for nuclear expansion
  • explaining key arguments for and against nuclear power as part of the UK energy mix
    in the context of zero carbon targets
  • outlining three possible proposals for policy positions for Medact.

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