U.K. Government Weighs Equity Stake in New Nuclear Plants

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. government is considering taking an equity stake in new nuclear stations as part of the financing measures being put forward to try to get at least one more project built.

The U.K. Treasury is looking at having “a portion of equity from the government being invested” as a way of backing nuclear energy, Energy Minister Kwsai Kwarteng said on a panel at the ruling Conservative Party conference..

“It would be unrealistic” to say that all the finance questions have been resolved, he said. “There is a broad strategic commitment and the way in which the finance is arrived at and categorized are questions for further debate.”

Britain’s pipeline of nuclear projects has shrunk to just one — Electricite de France SA’s Sizewell C. The government says it’s committed to nuclear as a low carbon form of generation but whether any more stations are built hinges

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Female lawmakers, officials call for more women at all levels of government to improve equity

Female lawmakers on Wednesday called for more women in all levels of government to improve gender equity.

Rep. Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsTrump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report Races heat up for House leadership posts GOP leader says he doesn’t want Chamber’s endorsement: ‘They have sold out’ MORE (D-Kan.) and former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stressed the importance of including women in leadership roles at The Hill’s The Century of the Woman summit.

“We have to be making sure that we’re really pushing forward on that progress to make sure that women have all the opportunities available to us in this society in our country,” Davids told The Hill’s Steve Clemons.

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