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Public backs nuclear energy to help power Britainís future

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Public backs nuclear energy to help power Britain?s future Reply with quote

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/consumer_goods/article2343748.ece

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Times Online - 28/08/07

Survey shows groundswell of support for a new generation of plants to replace ageing facilities reaching the end of their life.

An overwhelming majority of people believe that nuclear power will have a role to play in meeting Britain?s future energy needs, despite continued opposition from environmental campaigners.

The latest in a monthly series of ethical reports compiled for The Times describes a growing groundswell of support for a new generation of nuclear power plants.

Nearly two thirds of those surveyed by Populus said they believed that nuclear power will form part of an overall energy mix in the future, alongside coal, gas and ?green? energy. More than one in five argued that it was the best way of tackling climate change. Only 20 per cent said that they remained opposed to the idea of nuclear power ?under any circumstance?.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What were the questions? The way it's reported sounds like there were very leading.

Nearly two thirds of those surveyed by Populus said they believed that nuclear power will form part of an overall energy mix in the future, alongside coal, gas and ?green? energy.

I believe that too. Doesn't mean I believe it should though.

Only 20 per cent said that they remained opposed to the idea of nuclear power ?under any circumstance?.

Again, I'd be hesitant to agree with anything with under any circumstance tagged on the end... absolutist positions are rarely the best.

Having said that though ? I suspect if there was a national referendum tomorrow asking whether construction should start on half a dozen new nuclear power stations of French design/construction on existing nuclear sites tomorrow to replace the decommissioned fleet the answer would be yes by perhaps a two thirds majority.
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