The cost of the first is estimated at £2bn and it will take 10 years to put up even if the builders work like the clappers and the Government finds a way to ignore all those pesky protests and legal challenges. To build 10 will take at least two decades. But critics say that blows a hole in Mr Blair’s argument for having them. The severe energy shortage that Britain is facing will occur in the next 10 to 15 years. Environmentalists say spending the same billions on the speedier (and cheaper) harnessing of renewable sources such as wind would be better.
From The Independent
Is that an English billion or American? Either way, in that time frame, with that money, we could do so much better than Blair’s nuclear vision. And, of course, there’s no way something that big and controversial could ever come in on budget and in time.