Nuclear power could play key role in new energy policy

Nuclear power could be a key plank in a new energy policy for the UK, says Prime Minister Tony Blair. Speaking at the Labour Party's annual conference, Blair confirmed that a much anticipated review of UK energy policy is to take place next year to examine ways of reducing greenhouse gases to enable the country to meet its Kyoto commitments and improve security of supply. "Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it. And for how much longer can countries like ours allow the security of our energy supply be dependent on some of the most unstable parts of the world?" All options would be assessed, he said, including nuclear power.