The following letter was published in the April edition of Prospect Magazine.
Malcolm Grimston’s assertion that the “advantages” of nuclear power are widely recognised in Britain is challenged by the results of a YouGov poll in March which shows a real division in public opinion.
Maybe the doubters look at the decommissioning costs and wonder why the public purse continues to underwrite the costs of this technology, and question whether the billions would have been better used to develop renewables.
The poll shows that the majority wants more renewable energy, yet government policy is lacking in ambition and marred by inconsistency. A clear direction is essential for job creation, for the environment and for future generations who must not be saddled with yet another environmental debt.
Green MEP for London