Professor Charlie Wilson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, argued earlier this month wind power is cheaper and more efficient.
According to the expert, electricity generated by wind turbines costs about £40 per megawatt hour, compared to the £92.50 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset.
He told the BBC: “The game-changing technologies around storage and flexibility mean intermittent renewables – like large offshore wind farms – are now viable as a reliable generation source.
“We’ve seen in recent years phenomenal improvements in battery technologies which are now being deployed throughout the electricity system.”
According to the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan, nuclear power can provide a clean and reliable source of energy.