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HEARTENING news on how Britain may stave off our rapidly approaching power-production problems. But is it too little, too late?
Russia and Japan are involved in plans to build nuclear power stations here. This appears to be good news, but Britain, with its incredibly complex laws, may still in power terms be a third-world country in the not too distant future.
All Governments of recent years have known about our lack of energy policy and have chosen to bury their heads in the sand.
At the same time, they have blithely gone ahead with the diktat from the EU that all conventional coal, oil and gas-fired power stations must be shut down.
Why? To cut down on the heat-trapping release of CO2. No scientific evidence backs up the ludicrous “man-made CO2 problem”, yet our Governments believe it all and, rather than building nuclear power stations, they have invested billions in Heath Robinson ideas like wind and tide-powered electricity.
The French have nearly 60 nuclear power stations, only eclipsed by the US with 104.
Surprisingly the Germans are pulling back from nuclear-power and going back to coal-fired power stations.
There really is only one answer to our looming power problems. Go nuclear – you know it makes sense.
Philip Roe, Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge.
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