Brian Wilson: Climate change: Greens’ obsessive opposition to nuclear power has harmed efforts to stop global warming – Brian Wilson. John Kerry’s visit to London and the “100 days to save the world” headlines it evoked have raised awareness that the Cop26 summit in Glasgow really can be quite a big deal. Whatever the other arguments about nuclear power, from a climate change perspective, running it down was folly. It meant everything we did on renewables was, in carbon reduction terms, only substituting for the closure of nuclear stations, and probably not even that. Intelligent environmentalists realised that and said so. The unco’ guid Greens either did not understand or did not care. The second mistake was to confuse capacity – the stuff of over-hyped press releases about a windfarm supplying hundreds of thousands of homes – with security.
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