About 18 months ago I attended a conference on Energy, the platform panel consisted of I think 8 speakers all representing various sources of energy plus some people from friends of the Earth and Conservation groups.
We had Coal, Electricity, Oil, Petrol, Nuclear, Bio fuels, Wind Wave and Solar etc. there might have been more but I don't think anyone was missed out. It was a fascinating meeting addressed by real experts with some very well informed audience participation.
The audience were equipped with small computer devices to vote on questions, just like 'ask the audience' on who wants to be a millionaire, these votes produced a remarkable consensus among everyone there.
Some quite predictable like conservation ( everyone for) pollution (all against) At the end of the meeting the big question was put.
'which method should Scotland take to secure our energy future and comply with pollution issues'
Several combinations were put and one suggestion was 'a combination of all' This won the biggest majority of all votes cast that day by a considerable number. That is to say that almost all delegates agreed that Nuclear had a part to play in supplying our future energy needs.
The Scottish Govt. are posturing over this issue, they intend to prevent any Nuclear stations in Scotland knowing that we will get Nuclear powered energy from elsewhere, this is more hypocrisy from them.
They have got this wrong and I think the Scottish people will not back their stance, in fact I will watch closely and so should you for the 'U' turn when it inevitably comes.
Salmond (the spiv) has already accepted that Scotland will accept Nuclear waste but continues to try to milk populism on this.
When his lips move you know he's etc.