Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has been commended for her “zeal” in promoting nuclear power at Wylfa Newydd by the minister in charge of the UK’s COP26 environmental summit.
Speaking in parliament, Virginia, asked Alok Sharma: “In the light of Germany’s coal phase-out Act, which states that it will not end the use of coal-powered energy until 2038, how does the minister intend to use COP26 to promote nuclear power, particularly at key UK sites such as Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, in order to meet the UK’s net zero targets?”
In reply, the minister said: “My honourable friend is a consistent and strong champion of both the nuclear sector and the Wylfa site in her constituency, and I commend her zeal.
“Nuclear power clearly has a role to play in our clean energy mix as we work towards net zero emissions by 2050.
“She will know that, in the 10-point plan that the Prime Minister set out, we are backing large nuclear as well as small modular reactors and advanced modular reactors.”
Speaking afterwards Virginia added: “It was great to again hear the government’s commitment to nuclear energy as part of the UK’s ambitions to be net carbon neutral by 2050.
“Wylfa Newydd remains the best location for new nuclear power in this country. My zeal to see a reactor here on Anglesey and the jobs and investment it brings will not diminish.”