Guess who'll pay extra for nuclear power?

The Green Party has warned that electricity bills will have to go up if the government builds a new generation of nuclear power stations. This shouldn’t surprise many people, and Tony Blair is bound to ignore any such evidence now that he’s decided to go ahead no matter what.

Green Party principal speaker Caroline Lucas MEP said: “Tony Blair is determined to push this country down the nuclear route, based on two arguments: guaranteeing affordable energy supply, and reducing carbon emissions.

“The Alternative Energy Review proves what anti-nuclear campaigners have long suspected – that, even using these criteria, nuclear power is the inferior choice.

“It shows that a twin-pronged investment in renewable alternatives and energy efficiency and conservation measures will not only deliver greater emissions reductions than nuclear power, it will deliver them more cheaply, and all without the huge safety risks inherent in the nuclear option.”

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