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U.K.’s Johnson to Meet With Nuclear Industry in Bid to Speed Building

  • Nation pushes for energy self-sufficiency in wake of war
  • Banks and pension funds are also expected to attend meeting
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Photographer: Vickie Flores/EPA/Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to meet with the nuclear industry on Monday to discuss how quickly plans to build new capacity can be rolled out, as the nation seeks energy self-sufficiency in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The meeting will be used to inform the government’s energy security strategy, due this month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Companies expected to attend the meeting are Electricite de France SA, Bechtel Group Inc. and Westinghouse Electric Co., as well as banks and pension funds, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the details aren’t public.