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the UK will consider a carbon tax to increase the price of electricity and make nuclear more cost effective.
Radiation Free Lakeland object to this outrageous and unjust tax favouring the very industry that first blew a hole in the ozone layer. A carbon tax amounts to higher tax bills to pay for nuclear which is at the top of the industrial polluters food chain. Last year Sellafield ( no longer producing electricity) quadrupled it emissions of HFC's
The geothermal resource is characterized by one of the largest technical potentials amongst all renewable energy sources, as well as true base load capability, simple and mature technology, low environmental impact, and near-competitive cost between 6 and 8 US¢/kWh. It is therefore surprising that growth rates of geothermal deployment have only been moderate – an average of 4% over the past decade. The only barrier appears to be the upfront uncertainties about the generating capacity of geothermal fields, which only reduce whilst the field is commercially exploited, thus often requiring a step-wise and drawn out development approach in order to avoid mismatches between field and power plant capacities, as well as to minimize the risk to investors.