Better and Cheaper Alternatives to Nuclear Power

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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 www.mng.org.uk/gh/no_nukes.htm#subsidies ).

There are more than enough alternatives that are cheaper, quicker to build and altogether more attractive (see www.mng.org.uk/gh/energy.htm).

Several reports show how it is possible to decarbonise the economy without using nuclear power (see www.mng.org.uk/gh/scenarios.htm ).

Dr Gerry Wolff PhD CEng