Renewable's could create more jobs than nuclear
in Britain, Organizations such as Friends of the Earth agree
that the British government and corporate industry should invest more
money into wave, tidal and biomass energy, because such support would
create far more jobs than the nuclear industry can in the present climate
of global change.
Green ISP supports this view, and this is what we are
about in essence.
Increased use renewable energy resources could easily
help to reduce these emissions by some 45% by 2020 and,if supported
in a willful manner, 20% of electricity could come from green sources
Emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use must be
reduced by 29% by 2010 to meet climate change targets, and this can really
only realistically be met by increased use of renewable energy and energy
Reports are now concluding that new nuclear power
stations are not needed any more, now renewable technologies are being
so well invested in, and the more investment the better the technology
gets to tackle global climate change.
British Energy is in a financial disaster
and the Government should not waste any more of the taxpayers money on
this outdated technology. Instead it must look to the future and invest
in clean, safe renewable energy, as a matter of urgency.
Green ISP believes
that with the recent power blackouts in the USA and Italy, relying on an
antiquated generation and grid system will not do, especially if nothing
is done to reduce consumption and increase efficiency.
Investment in new cleaner technologies will not only
ensure security of supply and help meet environmental targets, but should
be able to ensure economic development, increased efficiency and create
New and greener industries, given the right environment,
can be expected to grow quite rapidly, as the growth in the wind power
industry is clearly demonstrating so very well already.
Hopefully the government
will not use Co2 Emissions targets as a tool to justify the increase
of electricity generation by nuclear power.
Friends of the Earth has reported
recently that there is expected to be an increased deployment of renewable
technologies thanks to the incentive created by the Renewable Energy
Obligation and to a lesser degree the Climate Change Levy.
installations is estimated to provide 700 MW of power, hydropower will
add 200 MW of new capacity, and biomass will add around another1,000
Wind power generation is expected to be much higher
than originally expected, with around 18,265 MW of new capacity by 2020,
most of this coming from offshore locations.
350 MW of very commercially-competitive
wave capacity and 150 MW of tidal by 2010, including plans revealed this
year to build a Tidal Station at the Severn Estuary, which will be probably
the largest in the world.
Renewable technologies, including off-shore
wave generators, tidal stream and tidal lagoon generators are now looking
very attractive to investors in energy production and will probably become
commercially available by around 2015-2020.
Green ISP believes that diversification
into renewable and sustainable energy production is the real future,
if the nuclear industry was to rely on real and actual cost of build,
operating and dismantling, then who knows how much a unit of electricity
would cost. But due to false economy and being heavily subsidized it
has been made possible over the last 40 years.
Renewable's cost in real
terms far less to build, operate and dismantle than almost all other
forms of electricity, and they are Co2 balanced and as non radioactive