Wednesday, 20 October 2010

You Can't Trust The LibDems On Nuclear Power

Before the election the LibDems said "Both Labour and Conservatives support the construction of new nuclear power stations. More nuclear power will soak up subsidy, centralise energy production and hinder development of Britain’s vast renewable resources. Nuclear has a dirty legacy and increases global security risks. We oppose construction of further nuclear power stations."

Now, having made deals to get around the Cabinet table, "In an astonishing U-turn", Lib Dem Energy Secretary Chris Huhne – a once vocal opponent of nuclear power - ditched one of their most distinctive pledges and said the eight power plants were vital to fill Britain’s looming energy gap." Until recently Huhne had seven anti-nuclear speeches on his website.

He also shelved plans to build a 10 mile barrage across the Severn estuary to generate ‘green’ electricity from tides. It aimed to meet 5% of Britain’s electricity needs.

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