RENEWABLE POWER CAN PROVIDE ALL OUR NEEDS
Sunday September 24, 2006
Your leader 'No more green posturing - the planet can't wait' (last week),
is right to emphasise the urgent need for deep cuts in CO2 emissions. But
there is good evidence to show that you are quite wrong to suggest that
'Britain needs new nuclear power stations. This is the only way to provide
the volume of power that the country needs' ...
A recent report by professional engineers, commissioned by the German
government, shows in detail how Europe, including the UK, can generate
all the electricity it needs from renewable sources such as wind, waves
and the sun, make deep cuts in CO2, and phase out nuclear power at the
Far too many commentators are making assertions about future energy
supplies without the benefit of reliable evidence or thorough analysis.
The report, entitled TRANS-CSP, plugs that gap. Further information may
be found at trec-uk.org.uk.
Menai Bridge, Anglesey
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