Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Brake Condemns Government Dash for Nuclear

January 11, 2008 9:24 AM

Commenting on the Government's decision to create a new generation of nuclear power stations, Tom Brake Lib Dem MP for Carshalton and Wallington was scathing of the Government's position;

"The Government have again shown an inability to think originally. Nuclear power is not a modern and forward-thinking technology. It is a dangerous gamble in the race to meet Britain's energy needs over the next 50 plus years."

Mr Brake went on to say "even the Government's own energy review in 2003 and the report of a Royal Commission in 2000 confirmed that it would be possible to have a low carbon, non-nuclear energy strategy, if energy policy was to focus on energy efficiency, renewables and new technologies. This just proves that Ministers are ignoring all sensible advice on the issue."

The UK's record on renewable energy is lamentable, this source currently accounts for less than 5% of UK electricity production.

The Liberal Democrat environment spokesman, Steve Webb commented in the debate, "I can't decide whether new nuclear is a white elephant or a red herring."

What would you like to do next?

  • Subscribe for updates

    Read updates from this website in your desktop or online news reader

    • On a news reader website

      •  
      •  
      •  

      In a desktop news reader or a website not listed above

      •  
    • Example monthly digest email
      •  
      •  
      •  
    • If you submit your contact details, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image

    Join our email list

    • If you submit your contact details, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image

    Follow the party's activity on...

    • YouTube:
  • Share this page

    Share this page on another website

    Link to this page

    On websites and printed material:
    tombrake.co.uk/en/article/2008/071380/brake-condemns-government-dash-for-nuclear?display=Desktop
    In text messages, Twitter, or reading over the phone:
    tombrake.co.uk/a034H

    Email this page to a friend


    • Generate different image
  • Help out or donate

    Help out in your local area

      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
      •  
    • If you submit your contact details, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image
  • Tell us what you think

    Send us your views

    If you are a resident of the Carshalton and Wallington constituency and are writing to discuss any issue that Parliament or government is responsible for, you must provide your home address as MPs are generally only permitted to act on behalf of constituents.

    If you are not a constituent, you do not need to provide your address, but the matters we can deal with are more limited and you may wish to contact your local MP in the first instance.

    • If you agree, Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrats, and their elected representatives may use the information you provide to contact you about issues you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of these contacts at any time by contacting us.


    • Generate different image