After all, if there really was no alternative, then any government would be duty-bound to pursue some kind of nuclear option
- however risky, costly and unpopular that might prove to be.
A survey by the Sifo institute in January 2003 nevertheless showed an absolute majority of Swedes (55%) supporting the nuclear option
PERHAPS among those of my generation who grew up with the awful possibility of nuclear war - a perspective reinforced by the terrible accident at Chernobyl - a mindset has developed that rejects the nuclear option
out of hand.
We have had ambiguity and constant reviews from this Government but they have refused to rule out the nuclear option
and the signs are that they are now looking at it.
Moreover, two thirds of those questioned believe abandoning the nuclear option
would have "negative consequences" on electricity exports, economic development and France's energy independence.
There cannot be a meaningful debate about energy policy which does not include the nuclear option
Today's conference in the Old College, Aberystwyth, is being held to prepare for a massive campaign that would be launched if the nuclear option
Opposition to atomic energy in Denmark (which doesn't itself have any nuclear power stations) has increased since 1990 when a Sonar poll revealed that 76% of Danes were against the nuclear option
, with support running at 13% and 11% undecided.
Submariners Denzel Washinton (left) and Gene Hackman fell out over the nuclear option
in Crimson Tide.
Because it is now official policy, it means that the United States will actively consider the nuclear option
,'' Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, told the paper.
This is the first announcement of the decommissioning of a power station since the signing of a final agreement between the German Government and energy industry on the abandonment of the civil nuclear option
Funny how just two years ago the Labour government's own energy White Paper dismissed the nuclear option
And given the choice of 600 large offshore wind turbines or a new nuclear plant to generate the same amount of power, only one in 17 chose the nuclear option
compared with 87pc for wind.
An aide to Dr Reid said: "An outright ban is the nuclear option
, but we believe it's the one we have to take.
Energy minister Brian Wilson confirmed that the proposal was contained in a ``scoping document'' setting out options for fulfilling the recommendations of the Government's review of UK energy needs over the next 50 years, which said the nuclear option
should be kept open.