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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

To nuclear or not to nuclear?

The media is all in a tiz over Blair's tacit approval of nuclear power station renewal. You would think it's a done deal from the way the Guardian are reporting it.

But, why is the whole of the media not quoting the speech correctly?

This is what Blair said:

Yesterday, I received the first cut of the Review. The facts are stark.
These facts put the replacement of nuclear power stations, a big push on renewables and a step-change on energy efficiency, engaging both business and consumers, back on the agenda with a vengeance. If we don't take these long-term decisions now, we will be committing a serious dereliction of our duty to the future of this country.
So, what he actually said was that nuclear AND renewables AND efficiencies are on the agenda. Why isn't the green lobby celebrating the emphasis Blair made on the importance of renewable energy?

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