Friday, 24 June 2011

Nuclear it is then, at ...

... Wylfa in Anglesey.
Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy said: “Around a quarter of the UK’s generating capacity is due to close by the end of this decade. We need to replace this with secure, low carbon, affordable energy. This will require over £100bn worth of investment in electricity generation alone.
The response from the Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Assembly members as individuals will put a stamp of approval not just on how power should be generated, but on the future of the United Kingdom.  If the Welsh Assembly Government oppose the plans to be part of a UK wide electricity generation programme, to secure the future for our grandchildren, then the signal being sent is we want no part in the future of the UK;  Welsh Assembly members the same.

With the ability to generate power in response to demand is far preferable to the occasional wind blowing or unproven technology, technology yet to be developed;  why exactly did the Severn Barrage not get approval, it would have generated 6% of UK wide electricity needs, lets not worry to much politics has given us windmills to tilt.

1 comment:

  1. It will be interesting to see what happens and who stands where.

    I understand that Ieuan Wyn Jones is a long term supporter of Wylfa B. However, his party remains sulking with indecision.

    The Plaid Cymru party-line appears to be floundering on whether to be anti-nuclear or anti Welsh jobs.

    Mr Jones shows that at least some of Plaid Cymru's number are prepared to put commonsense and the people they represent before party dogma.