New nuclear power: yes or no?. Dr Stuart Parkinson. www.sgr.org.uk. Context. Nuclear power currently provides: 4% of UK final energy consumption 2.5% of global final energy consumption i.e. small contribution. Source: IEA (2007). Source: IEA (2001). Issues. Nuclear economics & delivery
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Dr Stuart Parkinson
- Non-nuclear path to reduce UK carbon emissions by ~85% by 2050
Tyndall Centre study (2006)
- energy consumption down by ~40% by 2050 due to efficiency & behaviour change
- Strong support for development of renewables, carbon capture & storage, fuel cells