Some of you ask me about new nuclear power. I have written and spoken recently about energy. My view is we need more cheaper power to ensure security of supply, to tackle fuel poverty and promote industrial recovery. My main recommendation to the government has been to ensure more new gas powered stations are built to provide more lower cost electricity.
I support the government in cutting wind and solar subsidies as they are doing. I also agree with them that if low carbon is an objective of policy then new nuclear offers a cheaper way of producing a constant supply of power whatever the weather. I may write more about this in a later post when more of the detail is available.