Nuclear NIMBYism

The British government’s white paper on energy, expected on Wednesday, is likely to follow the recommendation of the government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir David King, in October 2005 – “We need indigenous energy sources.. Indigenous supplies include all renewables and nuclear.” Planning changes are also in the pipeline. It is, in fact, a perfectly rational solution to the main public concern about climate change. Politically, however, it remains a sensitive subject.. not least in Ireland. The Secretary of State for Wales etc has already declared that no nuclear power stations will be built here.. and the new Scottish First Minister concurs on his backyard.. but the future is one of inter-connectivity.. Hypocrisy much?

The interconnectors enable trade of electricity between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and through the Moyle Interconnector (Northern Ireland – Scotland) with regions throughout Britain thus providing a more efficient, integrated electricity system on the island of Ireland.