Conservative Friends of Nuclear Energy, the lobby group setup by David Morris MP, is to host a pro-Nuclear rally this month in Westminster, London Spin can reveal. Top Tories have been invited to meet executives at the National Nuclear Laboratory and Leicester University. Both of whom are working on a project to turn Nuclear waste into batteries that could be used by the European Space Agency.
The event is designed to counter the recent setbacks of the industry after the Fukushima Nuclear Power station meltdown in Japan. Last week Horizon Nuclear was put up for sale by its German owners E-On, jeopardising new stations at Anglesea and Gloucestershire. E-on had been under considerable pressure from the German Government after it announced that all German Nuclear Power Stations would cease production immediately.
Government Ministers have made clear that a buyer needs to be found for Horizon and Britain’s energy security depends on more Nuclear. Britain’s biggest Nuclear provider British Energy – which is owned by EDF and Centrica – are still planning a major building programme.
David Morris said: “Without Nuclear the lights will go out. At the moment we are dependent on fossil fuels that pollute the atmosphere and wind farms that are a blot on the landscape. Nuclear is cheap, clean and the uranium needed to power it comes from friendly commonwealth countries. CFNE is delighted to be making this case right in the heart of Parliament."