UK should follow Japan and ‘ditch’ nuclear

The UK Government must follow Japan’s footsteps and “ditch” nuclear power in support for renewables. That’s according to an environmental group following the Japanese Government’s announcement last week to stop […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK Government must follow Japan’s footsteps and “ditch” nuclear power in support for renewables. That’s according to an environmental group following the Japanese Government’s announcement last week to stop using nuclear power by 2040.

Andrew Pendleton, Head of Campaigns at Friends of the Earth said: “Britain should follow suit. We’ve got a bounty of renewable energy at our fingertips that’s already falling in cost and which, together with energy saving and smart technologies, can meet our electricity needs.

“Whatever obstacles the Chancellor throws in the way, Ed Davey must ditch costly gas and new nuclear and switch to clean British energy from our wind, sun and sea – providing thousands of new jobs.”