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‘Nuclear most certainly is an option,’ says new president of Engineers Ireland

John Power says proper debate must take place on energy options to lessen the risk of future blackouts

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John Power, president of Engineers Ireland. Photograph: Orla Murray/Coalesce

John Power, president of Engineers Ireland. Photograph: Orla Murray/Coalesce

John Power, president of Engineers Ireland. Photograph: Orla Murray/Coalesce

The State should consider building a nuclear reactor to avoid future energy blackouts, the new president of Engineers Ireland has said.

John Power warned of cuts this winter and in future unless Ireland reduces its dependence on UK gas and speeds up offshore wind generation.


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