Lib Dems Vote to Accept Nuclear Power
From The Guardian
By Rowena Mason
Party members backed nuclear power as long as it is not subsidised, after several hours of tense debate at the Glasgow autumn conference.
Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat energy secretary, urged his colleagues to support nuclear power, saying it would be “reckless” to reject such a major low-carbon source of energy that is needed to tackle climate change.
He argued against nuclear power at the party’s conference in 2006 but has listened to arguments about its low-carbon benefits since then.
“I’ve changed my mind because of climate change,” he said.
It would be “unimaginably” hard to create a zero-carbon Britain without getting electricity from nuclear, Davey said.
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