June 2, 2011

For Planet's Sake, World Mustn't Follow Germany's Lead

New Statesman, New Statesman

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The context in which all energy policy is formed is one in which the planet is warming at a potentially catastrophic speed. The latest figures from the International Energy Agency suggest that the world will fail to prevent a disastrous 2°C rise in global temperatures. At a time when we need to combat climate change by all means necessary, it makes no sense for the UK to abandon nuclear power, a low-carbon energy source that accounts for 20 per cent of all electricity production.

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