Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Cost of Nuclear Energy

The battle in the press over the future of nuclear energy in the U.K. continued today, with Robert Davies of AREVA taking to the pages of the Guardian on the issue of costs:

Building a nuclear power plant is not cheap. Decommissioning costs money. But this does not mean that nuclear power is more expensive than other generation technologies. When combined with the fact that it produces reliable, low-cost electricity without releasing carbon dioxide, it has a clear role in the UK's future generation mix. Let us be guided by today's knowledge rather than yesterday's dogmatism when we develop Britain's future energy portfolio.
And when you get a chance, stop by the discussion over the cost of nuclear energy at Potential Energy. And click here for a selection of letters from the Times.

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