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Don’t they make a lovely couple.
As part of the wider efforts to tackle climate change, Britain and France are cosying up to form a dynamic Anglo-French nuclear partnership and together they are going to take the nuclear message to the world. Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy are to unveil a nuclear pact which will involve the worldwide marketing of nuclear technology:
There is a growing view within the energy industry that nuclear power could be the next lucrative market. British Energy, the country’s biggest reactor operator, has become the target of a potential £7bn takover bid as the UK tries to guarantee a secure future energy supply without relying on gas imports from Russia as North Sea oil and gas supplies dwindle.
Almost 70% of France’s energy comes from nuclear power and Gordon brown wants to take advantage of France’s nuclear expertise when the building of Britain’s new-and-controversial generation of nuclear plants commences. Oh goody.
The announcement will be made at the Arsenal summit next week in London.
All very comforting isn’t it but what I want to know is why is it called the Arsenal summit?