Bradwell-on-Sea is earmarked to be home to a new nuclear power station. As Britain has promised to reduce carbon emission, developing more nuclear power stations is now essential. We cannot create adequate electricity from wind farms and after years to trying to enhance tidal energy the technology is still not available.
Ed Miliband, the Government Energy and Climate secretary, has produced a draft National Policy Statement which discusses the requirement to develop more nuclear energy to allow for the reduction of carbon emissions.
The new Bradwell nuclear power station is just one of 10 different proposals set to help the UK meet its climate change agreements.
In a world where North Sea reserves are declining, a more diverse low carbon energy is a more secure energy mix, less vulnerable to fluctuations in the availability of and on fuel. In exploiting new technologies, we can also lock green jobs and growth, not carbon, into the UK’s future energy sector.” Miliband, Energy and Climate Secretary.
EDF Energy is positive about this announcement. They own the Bradwell site that will be used if the nuclear power station gets the go-ahead.
Climate change is a real threat to the UK. A rise in sea levels will see huge parts of the country, including much of East Anglia and the London estuary, permanently flooded. If we do not lead by example in reducing carbon emissions, who will follow? What will be the fate of the British Isles if sea temperatures rise by 2 degrees,
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