In honour of Nick Clegg’s visit to Forgemasters today, I thought I would go back and see what Ed Miliband was saying about nuclear power before the election. On 9 November 2009, he told the House: “We are not going to provide public subsidy for the construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power stations.” (Hat… Continue reading Ed Miliband: read my lips – no nuclear subsidies
Nuclear policy: where subsidies aren’t subsidies and safety is dangerous
Two stories to chew over for the nuclear debate: First is the revelation that the government not only accepts that the nuclear industry should not be required to clean up any nuclear accident, but was surreptitiously planning to change the law to specifically exempt the industry from paying any costs. But of course, we have… Continue reading Nuclear policy: where subsidies aren’t subsidies and safety is dangerous
Will the nuclear boom harm global warming?
So the government is to give the green light to nuclear. No surprises there then. Part of me would like to be an optimist, denounce the green lobby for being apocalyptic, line up with Jim Lovelock and David King and comfort myself that nuclear is a better alternative to coal and gas. I certainly am… Continue reading Will the nuclear boom harm global warming?