Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and former member of British Parliament
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"The end game is to largely decarbonise our electricity mix by the middle of this century.
To do so we cannot afford to rule out options which have the potential to make a substantial contribution to meeting Britain’s energy needs. This is why the Government believes that new nuclear power stations should play a role...
But over this period, as we develop low-carbon technologies, we should be under no illusion: generation from fossil fuels will continue to play a leading role...
Nuclear and renewables jointly account currently for just over 20% of UK electricity generation. By 2020 we may need around 15% renewable energy in order to meet our EU 2020 targets. This could mean a substantial amount of renewable electricity...
But that still leaves a significant proportion of electricity, and the majority of overall energy, coming from fossil fuels."
Speech to the Adam Smith Institute, "The Future of Utilities - Speech to the Adam Smith Institute," www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Mar. 10, 2008
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)
Chairman, Royal United Services Institute
Member, House of Lords
Chairman, Independent Public Service Pensions Commission, June 2010-present