Opinion Letters

Sunday 17 December 2017

Don't make huge nuclear mistake

DK HENDERSEN suggests Ireland goes for nuclear power (Letters, April 21).

This also follows on from the comments made recently by Bertrand Barre of the French nuclear company, Areva, that Ireland should rethink its energy policy and embrace nuclear. How misguided.

Ireland does not need the heavy centralised energy market that exists in the UK and France. Ireland is situated in one of the windiest parts of Europe, it also has a long coastline which is a perfect location for tidal power. With a relatively small population, Ireland does not need a resource that's heavy, complex and expensive technology like nuclear, particularly given the state of the public finances.

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