MORE nuclear power stations will be needed if Scotland is to secure its future energy needs, an expert claimed yesterday. Professor Jim McDonald warned that the country cannot rely on renewable power sources such as wind farms to avoid an energy supply crisis. McDonald, who heads Strathclyde University’s institute for energy, warned of a “large deficit” in the amount of electricity generated if no new stations are built.
Daily Record 29th March 2007
Scotland is to become the European centre of excellence in the training of a new generation of nuclear engineers, technicians and researchers. A state-of-the-art research and development facility at Strathclyde University, in partnership with British Energy, will aim to find improved means of creating nuclear power stations as well as prolonging the life and increasing the safety of existing facilities.
Herald 29th March 2007