The UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, unveiled his budget on Wednesday, with a particular emphasis on nuclear energy, which he hopes will provide a quarter of the nation's electricity by 2050.
The budget included measures to encourage private investment in nuclear energy, with the sector being reclassified as "environmentally sustainable," dependent on a public consultation.
The government also introduced the Great British Nuclear body to facilitate nuclear projects and launched a competition for funding small modular reactors.
There was a commitment to invest up to £20bn into carbon capture and low carbon energy projects over the next two decades.
However, the budget was criticised for the lack of investment in wind and solar energies and home insulation.
The Guardian reported criticism of the budget's failure to include green initiatives that would tackle the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions.
Although the budget did include funding for carbon capture, the government's decision to classify nuclear energy as "environmentally sustainable" attracted criticism from environmentalists, who argued that it was "a dangerous gamble on unproven technologies.
" The Independent's report focused on the budget promotion of nuclear energy and its new classification.
In contrast, Sky News highlighted campaigners' concerns that the Budget neglected proven climate policies, such as boosting onshore renewables, and instead gave priority to uncertain projects such as those that capture carbon dioxide and bury it underground.
Finally, The Week's report emphasised that the reclassification of nuclear energy will give the sector access to investment incentives, which signals the government's commitment to increase the country's nuclear production.