The main conclusion of the submission on this issue is, that for the same level of risk to Security of Supply, a plant mix utilising renewables is considerably more expensive than an optimum mix of gas turbines and nuclear.
The Scientific Alliance submission to the House of Lords – published below – will make unpleasant reading for some sections of the energy industry, while others will simply see it as a statement of the obvious. The authors of the submission are:
- Sir Donald Miller FREng , FRSE, Chairman Scottish Power (1982-92)
- Colin Gibson FIEE, formerly Power Network Director, National Grid; and
- Professor Michael Laughton, FREng Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of London.
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