Scottish Energy Minister pressed to back closure of Hunterston B nuclear power plant in favour of renewable energy. Why Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station should not be Restarted. Presentation made to Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy Connectivity and the Islands by Dr Ian Fairlie and Dr David Toke. In our view, Hunterston B nuclear power station needs to be closed for safety reasons, but this should not be lamented because there is presently a surplus of electricity generation in Scotland, and more is in the pipeline. Indeed there is so much renewable energy capacity being built that Scottish electricity exports to England and Wales will continue to increase, there will be no significant job losses in Scotland, and Scottish energy security will be improved as Hunterston B’s operation results in many Scottish wind farms being turned off at certain times and periods.
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