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Interesting.

The start of the "Government" campaign to change public perception?

Union leaders, threat to jobs. Raising concerns that directly affect people. A way to get a majority on board when others might object on environmental grounds?

Note too the use of the words nuclear and coal. Those "dangerous" and "contaminating" fuels many had started to think were being consigned to history here.

It's going to be very interesting to watch this debate unfold in the coming years.

If there's one thing that this country seems to excel in with regard to strategic infrastructure decisions it's procastination.

Action groups and Public Enquiries will be much in evidence I think unless the situation regarding price and or supply becomes critical and people might then accept new plant without objection.

A specific trigger? Not yet I feel. Most will moan about energy prices but have to pay up and continue as before unless large scale shutdowns and job losses happen.

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Interesting.

The start of the "Government" campaign to change public perception?

Union leaders, threat to jobs. Raising concerns that directly affect people. A way to get a majority on board when others might object on environmental grounds?

Note too the use of the words nuclear and coal. Those "dangerous" and "contaminating" fuels many had started to think were being consigned to history here.

It's going to be very interesting to watch this debate unfold in the coming years.

If there's one thing that this country seems to excel in with regard to strategic infrastructure decisions it's procastination.

Action groups and Public Enquiries will be much in evidence I think unless the situation regarding price and or supply becomes critical and people might then accept new plant without objection.

A specific trigger? Not yet I feel. Most will moan about energy prices but have to pay up and continue as before unless large scale shutdowns and job losses happen.

I very much agree that we are starting to see the start of a government campaign to change our views on nuclear energy. Make no mistake. Sooner or later we will go down that route for more and more energy, whether we like it or not.

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I heard on Radio 4 News this morning, that the power company's are going to switch to new forms of clean coal fired power stations as Gas had got too expensive to use.

Next few winters could be interesting,

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Higher oil prices due to possible sanctions and conflict in Iran could add fuel to the fire, or not as the case may be.

Sanctions are one thing, wonder how they will react if Isreal wipes out their nuclear research facilities.

Iran issues stark warning on oil price

Iran stepped up its defiance of international pressure over its nuclear programme yesterday by warning of soaring oil prices if it is subjected to economic sanctions. As diplomats from the US, Europe, Russia, and China prepared to meet today in London to discuss referring Tehran to the UN security council, Iran's economy minister, Davoud Danesh-Jafari, said the country's position as the world's fourth-largest oil producer meant such action would have grave consequences.............
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I heard on Radio 4 News this morning, that the power company's are going to switch to new forms of clean coal fired power stations as Gas had got too expensive to use.

An entirely foreseeable situation. Gas never was a long term power option and it should never have been squandered like it has been. It would have made much more sense to keep gas for cooking, heating, industry etc rather than using it all up generating electricity.

20 years ago the UK used virtually no gas for electricity. In most other countries it was a relatively small part of the total supply. 25 years ago it was common that countries had policies specifically aimed to get away from oil and gas-fired power generation. And then came the economic reformers and their privately owned power stations, competition etc...

Love it or hate it, coal is going to be a big part of our energy future. The only questions are where and for what purpose. Finding ways to use it more efficiently (therefore lower emissions) are essential IMO.

As for oil, anyone who can't see that there's trouble ahead must be blind. If not peak oil then Iran or some other oil producing country. When there's no spare capacity it just takes ONE thing to go wrong and then the proverbial hits the fan. And it's life that sooner or later something goes wrong...

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