The pro-nuclear myth

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4 May 2009

James Woudhuysen and Joe Kaplinsky argue in an article on spiked that New Labour’s apparent support for nuclear power is a myth. Although the British government is formally committed to atomic energy its support is qualified by so many caveats – on such questions as energy security and climate change – as to render it meaningless. It also grossly underestimates the need to increase energy supply.

I suspect the same is true of those environmental campaigners who have apparently switched to supporting nuclear power. Their support is likely to be so conditional that it would lead to opposition in practical terms.

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