Britain Chooses Nuclear Over Green Power

Posted on Tue 10/19/2010 by

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Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Britain pulls the plug on the the latest grand plan for green power, which turns out to be as ludicrously expensive as most such schemes:

A £30bn scheme to harness green electricity from the Severn Estuary has been scrapped by the Government as it confirms the location of eight new nuclear power plants

The Department of Energy and Climate Change said there was no strategic case for spending taxpayers’ money on the project to harness tidal power with a 10-mile barrage…

Plans to construct a barrage on the Severn Estuary had drawn criticism due to financial and environmental concerns. Initially expected to cost £15bn, a recent feasibily study suggested that could double.

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