There are important lessons to be learned for the nuclear industry from this movie – an Inconvenient Sequel. First of all, the environmental movement has succeeded in making the word ‘renewable’ completely synonymous with both ‘low carbon’ and ‘clean’. There is little argument from the public when stating renewables are the solution to climate change. Whereas in reality it is ‘low carbon’ energy that is needed. Look at any country’s projections for the future and they will talk about their target for renewables, not for low carbon energy. If we really have a ‘climate crisis’, then limiting the solution to a subset of what is available when it comes to low carbon options will not lead to the outome that we all need.
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Evidence from Andy Stirling and Philip Johnstone: As the early part of the process of the BEIS Committee Brexit Inquiry has unfolded, the salience of this civil/military link is being further underscored in statements in which a number of relevant senior civil servants and ministers are confirming that the priority attached to UK military submarine capabilities is deeply entangled in strategic commitments to civil nuclear industry strategy 6 . Several possibly serious implications therefore arise in relation to the particular circumstances of Brexit.
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