It’s official. I am truly a professional blogger now. Today I start my second blogging job. I’ve been hired along with two other writers to investigate nuclear new build for the Institute of Physics here in the UK.
This summer the DTI Energy Review is going to announce its decision about whether or not they will commit to building new nuclear power plants to replace the ones which will be de-commissioned over the next 30 years.
The independent watchdog, the Sustainable Development Commission, has looked into the issue and decided that nuclear power isn’t the way forward. Their findings are not the government’s final decision.
There doesn’t seem to be a government-led public consultation before they make their decision this summer. Our job on the Potential Energy project is to instigate and encourage that public discussion…
None of the writers on the project are nuclear experts, yet all of us have an open mind about nuclear power. Over the next 10 weeks I invite all of you in the UK (and elsewhere, of course) to come along, engage in the conversation and let your voice be heard. So far everyone commenting on the site is pro-nuclear… are there any anti-nuclear people out there?