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When will the Green Party go green on energy?

I despair of the Green Party here in the UK. They are still pumping out the same old knee-jerk reaction of the ex-hippies to nuclear power. It's as if they didn't realise how important climate change was. It's not just one item in a green buffet of options. It's the big one. 

We need massive change to deal with the climate emergency - and that includes moving to a mix of energy generation that doesn't produce greenhouse gasses. Yes, there must be plenty of wind and solar (and ideally wave/tide too) - but we also need generation that doesn't depend on the weather and sun - for which nuclear is the obvious option.

Caroline Lucas of the Green Party put out this tweet on 1 September 2022, and I don't know where to start.

Of course, a new nuclear plant is not 'the solution to the cost of living crisis' (though nuclear energy is a lot cheaper than the current price of gas). It's part of the long-term solution we desperately need to put in place to complete the move to zero carbon energy generation. There is no magic energy source that will deliver energy security with zero carbon instantly. We need to build the appropriate infrastructure. Of course we need immediate action to slash bills - and that isn't about building new power stations - but that's no excuse for putting of building essential infrastructure to give us energy security in the future. To make matters even worse - Caroline Lucas was saying exactly the same thing a decade ago - and from that perspective we definitely did need help in 10 years time.

Unless the Greens get their heads out of the sand, they remain a barrier to coping with climate change. They are as green as a company trying to get us to use more fossil fuels and should be avoided at all costs.

This has been a Green Heretic production.

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