I’m with Nick Clegg when he talks about how wrong-headed the government is in its championing of nuclear power.
“The thing that I think has gone wrong in this debate is that the government has spooked everyone into thinking that we need nuclear by saying there’s going to be a terrible energy gap – the lights are going to go out in the middle of the next decade.
“There’s actually no evidence that’s the case at all. They’ve raised the wrong problem in order to push the wrong solution.
“The real problem is that our energy mix is not green enough and we’re over dependent on oil and gas from parts of the world that aren’t very reliable.”
This continued support of nuclear is typical of government. No matter what they may say, they don’t want to devolve too much power to their electorate. Everything has to be solved by big, centralised projects that the general population has no say over and which will ultimately come in late and fail to deliver everything they promise. The answer isn’t Uranium but a wide spread of projects at the local, and even household, level that will get the public enthused and involved in problems that effect us all.
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