The potential for nuclear power to play a role in reducing Britain’s carbon emissions is the topic of a debate on the BBC website.
Standing on either side of this issue were experts Sir David Wallace, Vice President of the Royal Society, and Tom Burke, E3G Founding director.
On the one side, Sir David Wallace states that nuclear may still have a future. On the other, Tom Burke’s core message points out that nuclear power will do nothing to deliver UK energy security or reduced carbon emissions in the required timeframe.
The BBC website published their email exchange in 2 parts.
Part 1 starts with a discussion of the role of nuclear in the UK energy mix, and Part 2 moves on to discuss the potential investment conflicts with the development of clean coal technology.