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Government report gives new wind to green energy (UK)
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By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
15 May 2005

Wind power is better than nuclear power stations for tackling global warming, the Government's official environmental advisers will tell Tony Blair this week.

Their conclusion - after the most comprehensive study of wind energy in Britain - contradicts the Prime Minister's own opinion and could intensify the debate about building new nuclear power stations.

The Sustainable Development Commission's report - financed by the pro-nuclear Department of Trade and Industry - aims to start the fight-back against the increasing drive to build at least 10 new nuclear power stations in Britain. It sets out to correct "systematic misrepresentation" about wind power by influential nuclear advocates.

The Government's advisers on nuclear waste, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, warned last week that no decision should be taken to build new nuclear stations until it had determined how to dispose of its highly dangerous detritus. Margaret Beckett, the Secretary of State for the Environment, takes a similar position. <snip>

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