Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Independent coalition energy review backs more nuclear power

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has backed nuclear power as the best short term energy solution in a report called for in the formation of the

coalition Government. However the report's claims about nuclear have been attacked as 'optimistic' by renewable industry backers.

The Renewable Energy Review also calls for long term investment in renewable power recommending a share of around 30% by 2030 as 'appropriate'. It concludes nuclear power generation 'appears likely' to be the most cost-effective form of low-carbon power generation in the 2020s'. This the report says is 'justifying' significant investment despite safety concerns following recent events in Japan. More >>>

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