Nuclear and fracking: the economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

Nuclear and fracking: the economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy
 

As Prime Minister Theresa May and EDF prepare to sign the Hinkley Point C contract, and Scotland sees the first shipment of fracking gas from the United States, it is perhaps timely to reflect on recent developments in UK energy policy.
Both new nuclear build and UK onshore shale gas and oil extraction fail key environmental, safety and economic tests.
The UK has recently committed to a nuclear renaissance, with Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) at Westminster, describing the "dawning of a new age of nuclear".
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27 September 2016 in Environment, Views: 46
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