Monday, 28 May 2007

Energy Review

I am so disappointed with the outcome of the Government energy review. Whilst it says some nice things about renewables the impact of those will be totally obliterated by the Governments desire to build a new generation of nuclear power stations. Nuclear power leaves nuclear waste, and until we devise a way of getting rid of it which doesn't involve storing it for 100,000 years we ought not be going down this road.

As an island nation I am disappointed that we don't draw a lot more energy from water and wave power than we do. It seems that it's been easier to buy in technology from elsewhere (usually America) than it is to actually develop alternatives ourselves. The UK should lead the way on green energy, not come a distant runner up.