IN BRIEF: Nuclear power could be given a boost

Nuclear power could be given a boost by EU targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a report by energy consultancy Energy Resources Management. The report says maintaining nuclear energy’s share of generating capacity to cut fossil fuel emissions will require the equivalent of 80 new nuclear plants to be built in Europe.

Nuclear power could be given a boost by EU targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a report by energy consultancy Energy Resources Management. The report says maintaining nuclear energy’s share of generating capacity to cut fossil fuel emissions will require the equivalent of 80 new nuclear plants to be built in Europe.