Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks has said nuclear energy must be safe and secure if it is to have a defensible role in the future energy mix.
In remarks released ahead of a visit to
Wicks will meet safety, security and environmental regulators, environmental groups and nuclear power companies in the formerly self-declared nuclear-free city. The visit is the latest in a nationwide series of Energy Review consultation seminars. He will also visit the
Wicks pointed out that nuclear power is an enormously important industry for the
“The Energy Review is not about resurrecting the demons and prejudices of the past. Nor is it about a headlong rush into building new nuclear plants. It is about hard evidence, not just on the potential of nuclear, but also of renewables, fossil fuels and greater energy efficiency,” said Wicks.