Crossing the great nuclear divide


Avowed nuclear power supporter Kirsty Gogan wades into the recent row over Friends of the Earth's stance towards the technology and argues a shift is now needed

There was a small, but significant storm in a teacup last month when commentators, including BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin, noticed a shift in Friends of the Earth's opposition to nuclear energy....

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now


Already a BusinessGreen


More on Nuclear

Electricity firms are in line for payments as the price of renewable energy soars

Renewable generators to pay back 'reconciliation' as gas crisis sees power prices rocket

Update confirms Contracts for Difference regime should deliver payments to energy suppliers from renewables generators

clock 17 January 2022 • 2 min read
ScottishPower's Carland Cross solar power facility, Cornwall (credit: @kieroninfocus)

ScottishPower says £500m investment plan puts it at 'forefront' of UK solar industry

Firm to take on 17 new solar project sites that will power the equivalent of 220,000 homes

clock 14 January 2022 • 2 min read
Hunterston B nuclear power station is to be switched off for good at midday on 7 January 2022 | Credit: EDF Energy

Hunterston B nuclear power station poised for shutdown, sparking fresh questions over UK's new nuclear plans

Closure of EDF's Ayrshire plant, which has operated on west coast of Scotland since 1976, leaves UK with just seven operational nuclear stations

Michael Holder
clock 07 January 2022 • 4 min read