Renewables optimism

With reference to your online article ’The future of nuclear energy’, nuclear power will not be needed in any future energy scenario.

A report by Pöyry Energy has shown the government’s plans for growth in renewables and energy conservation can ensure adequate generating capacity in the UK until the mid-2020s.

Research reviewed in Scientific American shows that renewables can meet the world’s energy needs by 2030. This is in line with several other reports on how to decarbonise the world’s economies via renewables and efficiency improvements.

The ’Nuclear Subsidies’ report from Energy Fair shows that the real cost of nuclear power is disguised by many subsidies. Without those subsidies, nuclear power would not be commercially viable. Nuclear power stations are also slow to build – not a single one in the UK was ever
built on time.

Dr Gerry Wolff