UK needs four times more nuke plants says McKay
The government's principal scientific advisor on Climate change, Professor David MacKay, argues for a four-fold increase in Britain's nuclear power generating capacity to cut dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the UK's output of greenhouse gases. He also says that renewable energy sources such as wind and tide power can never supply all the energy which Britain needs.
You can read a more detailed account of Professor MacKay's comments in today's Sunday Times here.
This supports the view taken by increasing numbers of both Conservative and Labour politicians that Britain needs a balanced energy policy in which new nuclear build is part of the mix.