Better and Cheaper Alternatives to Nuclear Power


Dear Editor,

There is much to be welcomed in the new report from the Committee on Climate Change about how to cut emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. But it is wrong to suggest that nuclear power has any role to play.

When environmental and hidden costs are factored in, nuclear power is one of the most expensive ways of generating electricity (see ).

There are more than enough alternatives that are cheaper, quicker to build and altogether more attractive (see

Several reports show how it is possible to decarbonise the economy without using nuclear power (see ).

Dr Gerry Wolff PhD CEng