WHEN so many people have real fears about the visual impact of wind farms, such as the one that may be proposed for Cotton Farm on the site of the former Graveley airfield, alternatives need to be considered seriously. We cannot continue to consume foss
WHEN so many people have real fears about the visual impact of wind farms, such as the one that may be proposed for Cotton Farm on the site of the former Graveley airfield, alternatives need to be considered seriously.
We cannot continue to consume fossil fuels to provide our electricity. Resources are scarce, and the emissions from its generation are no longer acceptable - whatever the merits of the arguments about climate change, the exhaust gases are harmful to health.
If not on-shore wind generation, then what? Perhaps we have reached the stage of thinking what for some is the unthinkable.
Nuclear generation technology has developed markedly in the last five decades. Huge amounts of electricity consumed in France and Germany come from nuclear stations. Yet there is an irrational fear here.
There need not be if it is properly managed - and the nuclear industry across the world, even most of the old installations, has a pretty good record of containment.
There are some concerns about terrorism and disposal, but those can be met by security and science. Nuclear is clean, safe, has little landscape impact and has the potential to make a real contribution to meeting our energy needs.
- 1 Police searching for missing man discover body
- 2 Two-day closure set for B661 between Great Staughton and Grafham Water
- 3 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 4 Car rolled in crash on A14
- 5 Sir John Major to answer questions at Infected Blood Inquiry
- 6 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 7 Garden railway raises money for 3 Pillars
- 8 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 9 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 10 Recap: Lorry and car crash at A141-A1307 junction in Huntingdon
So what are we so afraid of?