Wind Power in the UK: Has the Sustainable Development Commission Got it Right?

Even its supporters would probably now accept that in its early days nuclear power was oversold – the costs were underestimated (“too cheap to meter”); the practical problems (eg waste disposal) minimised; the benefits overstated; alternatives summarily dismissed; the risks ignored. The legacy of this overselling has been unhelpful – emotions are high on both sides and there is a climate of mistrust. It seems almost impossible to have a sensible debate about the place of nuclear in the energy mix, at a time when the need to look carefully at all non-CO2 emitting sources has never been greater.

By: Malcolm Keay

Latest Tweets from @OxfordEnergy

  • Utilization of Scenarios in European Electricity Policy: The Ten-Year Network Development Plan https://t.co/vThBD9X36P

    December 12th

  • New OIES study on China’s use of Natural Gas, LNG to tackle air pollution: As of August 2018, China had 18 receivin… https://t.co/XIqu9VqDxT

    December 11th

  • New OIES study on China’s use of natural gas and LNG to tackle air pollution: Natural gas has witnessed growth in a… https://t.co/s0ZlK3iQAp

    December 11th

Sign up for our Newsletter

Register your email address here and we will send you notification of new publications, comment, articles etc. automatically.