Govt’s nuclear mirage evaporates

4 February, 2013

Responding to news that Centrica will pull out of its programme to build new UK nuclear plants, Greenpeace Policy Director Doug Parr said:

“The Centrica pull-out has exposed a very troubled UK energy strategy.  This Government’s relentless focus on new nuclear has lost us years of investment in truly green energy and it now needs a Plan B to deliver a clean safe energy system - one that doesn’t depend on deluded estimates of how much nuclear will get built.

"Investors are crying out for the focus to shift onto other means of low carbon generation. The longer the government chases its nuclear dream, the more the UK loses out on the jobs and economic benefits that viable, affordable green energy will bring.”

 

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