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The future is nuclear

AGENDA - COMMENT

AT LONG last the stage has been set for a genuine debate about what role nuclear power will play in meeting the nation's energy needs.

To most clear-headed people nuclear power is our only option to meet the country's future base load electricity needs.

The review should dispel some myths about costs. Nuclear power is looking like a reasonably cheap alternative in a world of soaring gas prices.

Nuclear energy is unfairly burdened by climate change levy, when its impact is negligible. It is also unique in that future decommissioning costs are built into the existing price.