Nuclear power must be the best way forward

Over the past few weeks, I have read with interest a number of letters regarding issues related to carbon emissions and alternative energy sources. In one corner you have the strong objection to the installation of a large solar panel installation on a leased farm in Malton that provides green power, and at no point have I read exactly what loss of production agriculture will be moved by the facility to enable a balanced assessment of the proposal.

Then we have David Cragg’s letter stating that what appears to be the fastest, greenest, safest and best solution – i.e. nuclear – is not the way to go and is possibly subject to hostile attacks and interference, which is a pretty startling statement given the current situation. with the war in Ukraine and the dependence on gas and oil supplied by Russia.

We seem to be racing with our eyes wide closed to convert everything to electricity in the next 10 years and that over 60% of our country’s electricity is still generated from carbon-based power plants, and we have a government that seems unable to figure out a gradual approach possibly over the next 50 years is what is needed to phase out the use of carbon fuels. Carbon-generating power plants will need to increase output to cope with the increased electrical loads caused by the mad rush for heat pumps, electric cars, and more. negating the benefits of the changes.

Since we all agree that carbon omissions must be reduced, and reduced quickly, nuclear energy must be the fastest and best route, linked to the government changing its current policies and managing dependence on oil, gas, petroleum and coal. more measured approach. And at the same time, the greater good of projects like solar panels in Old Malton should be the only deciding factor in decisions made.

T Kaye, Barton Le Willows

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