Is Nuclear a Sustainable Energy Option?
The UK Government believes that in order to meet its CO2 reduction targets and improve supply diversity, more nuclear power plants should be built. Consequently it is actively encouraging and supporting European electricity utilities to adopt this strategy. However, the Fukushima crisis in Japan has highlighted not only the potential environmental damage associated with nuclear power but also its financial risks and this has once again raised the question 'Is Nuclear a Sustainable Energy Option?'.