Invest in renewable energy, not Wylfa B

Responding to the nuclear statement from the UK Government, announced yesterday (4 June 2018), Haf Elgar, Director of Friends of the Earth Cymru, said:

 

'It’s disappointing that the UK Government is prepared to back the new Wylfa B nuclear power station in Anglesey, while at the same time capping investment in cheaper world leading renewable technologies like offshore wind.

 

Backing and investing in an outdated and expensive technology like nuclear which locks us into dealing with dangerous nuclear waste for centuries to come will not help us bring about the environmental and social changes we need in Wales.

 

The world is on the cusp of a clean energy revolution, yet too much of the UK Government remains stuck in the past. Rather than funding nuclear technology, we should be investing in low-cost solar and wind, energy efficiency and innovating in new clean energy technologies such as tidal lagoons.'

 

More information on Friends of the Earth’s position on nuclear technology

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