Nuclear power is our best bet yet
Published 21/04/2010 | 05:00
NEIL McDonagh (Letters, April 19) and I are, basically, singing off the same hymn sheet, but to a different key. I agree that, as a small island on the edge of the Atlantic, our dependence on imported fossil fuels, a limited resource, is by far too high.
But wind power is not the answer.
Think of the recent mini-ice age which we all had to endure, which was characterised by calm, freezing conditions, with hardly a breath of wind blowing. Yet this was a period where, I'm sure, everybody's electricity bill went through the roof.