Nuclear

With nuclear in the news today, readers might be interested in this statement from Steve Webb.

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  • Richard Balmer 11th Jan '08 - 10:16am

    One cheer I think for the government’s decision to support a new programme of nuclear power stations. One cheer only because the decision is long overdue. One cheer only because it is still not clear how nuclear electricity will be paid for. Though cheaper than all but the best onshore wind, nuclear remains more expensive than fossil stations. If the price of carbon is low, nuclear will still not be economic: if high the promoters will make embarrassingly large profits.
    The problem with the party’s anti-nuclear stance is that it is illogical: a dangerous attribute for any party seeking government. If we are serious about global warming we must take every oportunity to reduce CO2 emissions. We do not have the luxury to pick and choose. Worse, our opposition is based on false premises. On any objective grounds nuclear is safe, clean and relatively inexpensive. The problems of long term storage are political not technical. There is no reason why nuclear should push out wind and other renewables or delay efficiency drives: we need everything. If we want to be seriously treated as a potential government we must get back into the real world.

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