The government announced today that new nuclear power stations are to be built. Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that Gordon Brown's brother works for EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary of EDF, which operates nuclear power stations in France. EDF's design for its power stations is one of the designs under consideration for the UK's future programme.
People will protest against new nuclear power stations. However, nobody has any answers to the UK's future energy gap. There is a year on year increase in demand for electricity. Add to that a rising population creating yet more demand.
Old nuclear and power stations being decommissioned will need replacements, regardless of the disdain for coal and nuclear. Going 100% for renewable energy is impossible and would more than treble everyone's electricity bills.
Telegraph - Earthlog