How the ground shifted for nuclear power
John Vidal looks at the changing attitudes that have shaped the decision to build a new nuclear power station in the UKPolitical partiesThe origins of today’s decision date back to May 2006 when the then prime minister, Tony Blair – heavily…
Public trust in the nuclear industry remains low, but it’s far more positive than 10 years ago. A survey for the UK Energy Research Centre last month found similar proportions of people supporting (32%) and opposing (29%) nuclear power, compared to 26% and 37% in 2005. But renewables remain far and away the public’s first choice. In the same study, solar was backed by 77% of people, and wind power by 64%.
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