Is nuclear energy needed?
The Government published an energy White Paper in early 2003. One of the crucial questions it addressed was the issue of nuclear power. A quarter of the UK's electricity is currently produced through nuclear power, but many nuclear stations are nearing the end of their life. We must decide whether to continue our reliance on nuclear energy, or whether to pursue a strategy based on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
This briefing draws together evidence from a range of independent and government reports to demonstrate that nuclear power is not a necessary or useful part of the UK's energy system.
- Green Alliance
- Publication Date:
- 6 January, 2003