DBERR: The future of nuclear power: the role of nuclear power in low carbon UK economy.
Enclosed is a letter and full response from JNCC in reply to a consultation from DBERR (the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) in relation to Nuclear Power. Submitted on 10th October 2007.
Summary of key points
Our advice in respect of "The
Future of Nuclear Power" consultations is attached to this letter.
We make three main recommendations:
Energy production and consumption
within the united kingdom has global environmental impacts.
Government policy on reducing the UK's global environmental
footprint should be taken into account when considering nuclear
All of the sustainable development
principles (as enuciated in the UK Sustainable Development
Strategy) should be considered as part of the nuclear new-build
programme, not merely the limited areas of carbon emissions, and
security of supply. In particular, we strongly caution
against considering low carbon technologies to be necessarily
sustainable per se.
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Please cite as: JNCC Consultation 0720, (2007), DBERR: The future of nuclear power: the role of nuclear power in low carbon UK economy., Submission by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee