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New generation of atomic stations endorsed by PM.. Failure to act would be 'a dereliction of my duty'
Tony Blair's decision to go nuclear creates a major challenge for David Cameron, the Conservative leader, who has been basking in positive publicity about his green credentials.
The review will include a commitment to increase supplies from renewable energy sources, such as wind farms, Mr Darling said. But he warned: “The problem with renewables, on the present technology, is that it’s never going to be enough to supply us with energy we need.”
LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) - Britain's new environment minister David Miliband said on Friday nuclear power had to remain an option as the country studied how to meet its international obligations to tackle global warming.
A £10 billion-plus Severn Barrage which, it is claimed, could generate as much power as two nuclear stations for the next 150 years and more is among the options for 'safe, secure and sufficient' energy supplies recommended to the UK Energy Review by the Welsh Assembly Government.
LONDON (AFX) - Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken a firm decision to back the building of a new generation of nuclear power plants as part of the review of the country's energy needs that will be published this summer, the Financial Times reported.
Mr. Davies notes: "Our renewables objectives embrace far more than wind-power. We want to see a wide range of other technologies developed both at the large and small scale. We are making considerable progress on a range of biomass projects - especially in locally supplied heating systems for public sector buildings such as schools, leisure centres and the new, BREEAM rated Assembly building in Cardiff Bay.
THE argument for a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain was bolstered by an international energy watchdog yesterday. The International Energy Agency, which is supported by the world's biggest economies, is poised to conclude that atomic power is the best way to meet the growing threat of global warming and deliver safe, reliable energy supplies in future.
WELSH MPs presented an anti-nuclear petition to Downing Street yesterday as opposition hardens to the idea of a new generation of nuclear power stations.
To generate the same amount of power using wind, he claimed, there would need to be 300,000 wind farms throughout Ireland.
In his first major speech on climate change David Cameron will outline Conservative plans to replace Labour's Climate Change Levy with a new, more effective and better targeted Carbon Levy.
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This strategy should encompass a full range of power supplies, including making full use of this region's remaining coal stocks. Such an approach would negate the risk of fuel shortages if, for example, wind power and other politically-favourable renewable energy sources fail to produce sufficient electricity to meet public demand.
Britain could face widespread electricity blackouts unless there is urgent investment in a new fleet of gas-fired power stations, according to an influential group of MPs.
Energy policy should be about good economics, not about enforcing a particular lifestyle.
Energy minister Malcolm Wicks says that the latest review will uphold the diversity of supply sources and help households become more fuel-efficient
A committee of MPs claims Britain could face widespread power-cuts unless there is urgent investment in a new fleet of gas-fired power stations.
LONDON (Reuters) - A parliamentary committee on Sunday rejected any government dash for nuclear power to meet looming energy needs, delivering an apparent blow to Prime Minister Tony Blair.
April 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair's government today begins considering whether to build a new generation of nuclear power stations, adding to a series of decisions due that may hurt his popularity, polling analysts say.
The Prime Minister has been urged to commit the country to generating 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.