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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 getting together to form a dynamic Anglo-French nuclear partnershipand 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.
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?