4 Jul 2010

More nuclear power stations needed - energy agency

11:19 am on 4 July 2010

The International Energy Agency says the world needs to build 30 nuclear power stations each year until 2050 if there is to be any chance of curbing growth in greenhouse gas emissions.

Along with this, the agency says 35 coal fired power stations per year need to be fitted with the capacity to store carbon dioxide emissions underground.

The warning comes in a new publication from the agency, which is based in Paris.

It says nuclear plants would displace coal burning plants and bring regular electricity to billions of people who lack it now.