The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has advised that nuclear power is the most likely source to meet low-carbon energy generation demands in the coming decades, citing the cost of renewable energy generation as the main obstacle to it being the primary source. The CCC recognized that solar and wind power could be the cheapest source within the next two decades but that it was unlikely to compete financially with nuclear power before 2030.
“This is a disappointing announcement” said Puurgen’s Operation Director, Stephen Charlick. “A truly safe low-carbon energy supply is achievable within 10 years using renewable sources if the correct funding and focus is applied. This conclusion by the CCC will hopefully increase debate on the path forward for renewable energy as opposed to acceptance of the continued use of Nuclear power.”