Message from Tim Yeo, Chairman of New Nuclear Watch Europe
"Nuclear power provides a reliable, safe and low carbon source of electricity. At a time of anxiety about security of energy supplies, the cost of energy and concern about carbon emissions from electricity generation, nuclear power has a vital role to play. I feel that the time is ripe for a revival in Europe's nuclear industry, as the interest now being shown in the European market by businesses from outside the EU underlines. In addition to the environmental and security advantages of nuclear power considerable economic benefits will flow from Britain, and Europe, being in the vanguard of this revival. However, to realise these benefits we need to ensure that consumers and policymakers understand the importance of nuclear power within the overall energy mix and my aim is to ensure that NNWE contributes strongly to this debate."