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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 6th December 2012.

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Photo of Ian Liddell-Grainger Ian Liddell-Grainger Conservative, Bridgwater and West Somerset 10:34 am, 6th December 2012

May we have a debate on the nuclear fleet? We have the technology and ability to build a lot more of these power stations quickly, but Hinkley is still taking too long to get to fruition. We need to build nuclear power stations to keep the lights on. The dash for gas is fine, but the power that nuclear power stations produce will keep UK plc going.

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Jim Butterworth
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 4:11 pm (Report this annotation)

Exactly Ian - I fail to understand how these green energy people still live in a world where windmills can possibly generate enough power to keep UK plc operational.

Despite the potential dangers (which are far less than the emissions from carbon energy in fact) nuclear is the only way to go to achieve anything near the base load we need.

The wonder is that the Government hasn't so far grasped the nettle and got on with securing the future of GB rather than waste time changing the definition of marriage. Something is seriously wrong - there must be some intelligent MP's (in addition to yourself) surely?

Jim Butterworth Chartered Engineer (retired)