David Morris and Natalie Bennett
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Nuclear and green energy: David Morris and Natalie Bennett

Conservative MP David Morris said he had wanted to break the coalition agreement over no subsidies for new nuclear power stations "because we need the energy".

He warned the UK must use nuclear power or face power cuts within ten years.

But Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said nuclear was "not the answer to our energy needs" and claimed the government had failed to look at the "renewable reliable energy courses we need".

Jack Straw MP claimed Germany faced an "energy crisis" after abandoning nuclear power. And he predicted a "flight of manufacturing to eastern Europe or elsewhere in the world" due to higher costs.


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  • 23 Oct 2012
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