Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Balancing Act

"Let me make it clear that there is no confusion over the new Scottish government's energy policy. Ministers have specifically and consistently stated that nuclear power is neither needed nor wanted in Scotland. It would be difficult to be any clearer than that. We were elected on that pledge and we will stick to it." So says Jim Mather, the Minister for Enterprise, Energy & Tourism in a letter to the Scotsman this morning.

Several things come to mind. How are we going to 'fill the gap'? Where is this renewable power going to come from on a large enough scale? If we are to continue with wind farms on an industrial scale, and that's what will be needed, how will the Minister balance this with his tourism portfolio?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to one anti-nuke commenter on the Scotsman site, "power cuts aren't that bad".

There's your answer.