Germany's announcement yesterday to close Nuclear reactors was met with a literal cheer in my house yesterday.
One of the greatest acheivements in the UK Coalition was the proposal the government would no longer fund Nuclear power.
The dangers of the plants are in peoples' minds with the Fukushima crisis in Japan. People with slightly longer memories will recognise the threats Sellarfield and Dungeoness created in the last thirty years.
There is significant strategic advantage in Germany's announcement too. If they are proposing to embrace renewable energy, as the first major country to do so, they will have the biggest share of this market going forward. Any nation who does not follow suit will be left on the edge of a potentially huge economic development.
Commencing such a plan in the UK would not only provide us with a manufacturing industry which we can gain financially from, but also provide jobs and development for the 3million unemployed across the country.
However, I imagine the government will show significant reluctance in the face of existing nuclear power company pressure.
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