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Mirage and oasis: energy choices in an age of global warming

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This article argues that renewable energy is a more cost-effective, flexible, secure, and reliable solution to climate change than nuclear power. The benefits of renewables and microgeneration over nuclear power can be summarised as follows:

renewable sources are quicker to build
they do not leave a trace of radioactive waste that is harmful for the environment
they are abundant and cheap to harvest in the UK as well as globally
they create more jobs, contributing to economic development in the UK and abroad

In order to level the playing field between the two types of energy, the UK government should encourage the following policies in favour of renewables:

remove the existing direct and indirect subsidies to nuclear power that  support its prospects
put in place fiscal measures that encourage the use of renewable energy
establish an International Agency for Renewable Energy that represents and promotes the sector at a global level.