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Nuclear Free Local Authorities deplore UK govt’s super-costly new nuclear energy strategy, and its rejection of energy conservation measures

THE NUCLEAR FREE LOCAL AUTHORITIES organisation (NFLA) says it is
“incredulous” that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK Government
remains wedded to a new Energy Security Strategy that will rely in large
part upon the development of 24 GW of new nuclear generation capacity to
power Britain.

A plan involving mass investment in renewables and a
reduction in electricity demand through retrofitting the nation’s homes
with insulation would have been far cheaper and quicker to deliver, it
says.

In response to the government’s commitment to build the equivalent
of eight new large nuclear power stations by 2050, NFLA National Chair,
Councillor David Blackburn, said: “It defies common sense that the
current government is turning to a technology that is too slow to install,
too costly to build, remains risky to operate and vulnerable to military
and terrorist attack, and leaves a toxic legacy of radioactive waste that
has to be safely stored for 100,000 years.”

 Ekklesia 13th April 2022

April 14, 2022 - Posted by | politics, UK

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