As a sort of half-hearted Labour voter I continue to despair about their energy policies. From Tony Blair mixing up the words electricity and energy when negotiating the 2020 renewable energy targets to Ed Milliband delusionally proposing that the UK can freeze electricity prices while simultaneously de-carbonising electricity.
And my despair continues when I read Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint say the following “It’s important to recognise that when you look at the unit cost of electricity generated by nuclear it actually works out cheaper than other forms of renewable energy.”
Now, you can argue over whether nuclear is or is not cheaper than renewable energy, but since when is it renewable energy? Such slips of the tongue should not be made by a politician who has a decent handle on their brief. Hopefully Labour can make Tom Greatrix, a rather sensible and pragmatic guy as far as I can tell, their Shadow Energy Secretary to save themselves from such embarrassment.