A story in the Ferret and Sunday National covers the nuclear industry’s propaganda offensive to get nuclear power back on the agenda in Scotland.
These are the full quotes I gave to the Ferret:
“Investing in renewables and energy efficiency is way cheaper and much faster than trying to build new nuclear reactors, and doesn’t leave you with a toxic legacy of radioactive waste to worry about for thousands of years, so it is obvious that new nuclear has no place in our energy future. Despite the obvious futility, the nuclear industry continue to flog their dead horse with their lies about costs, their propaganda about small reactors that aren’t small and their false claims about waste. The money and political capital they are throwing at this this would be much better spent making sure renewables expand at the fastest possible rate.
“It is particularly disappointing that Labour MSPs are helping the nuclear industry with their propaganda offensive since it was Labour First Minister Jack McConnell who firmly shut the door on new nuclear in Scotland back in 2005.
“If the industry think they have been misunderstood why not arrange public debates rather than invite-only briefings where only they get to put across a view.”
A previous blog on Labour’s drift towards nuclear is here: https://www.rdixon.scot/2021/10/21/scottish-labours-drift-towards-nuclear-power/