FACT CHECK 3: Is new nuclear energy cheaper and more reliable than new wind power?

View Full Fact report:  Is new nuclear energy cheaper and more reliable than new wind power?

George Osborne, who’s in charge of the country’s numbers, gets the facts wrong when he said wind is more expensive than nuclear!  I guess saying it makes it easier to justify Hinkley C and push onshore wind aside (but doesn’t make it true).

I think it’s only fair he is asked to correct what he said – will you ask him?  Tweet @George_Osborne or email: public.enquiries@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk  I’m not optimistic that he will but worth a shot – this is the whole point of this fact check – to ensure politicians are basing policy on the right facts.

Full Fact also looked at “reliability” of wind vs nuclear. This has generated a fair bit of feedback, and Full Fact say they will add additional points to the report if they think it adds to the findings.

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