Nuclear Energy (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3914
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree with the Chief Executive of National Grid's recent comments that the "idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated" - and instead of building new baseload nuclear such as Hinkley C, the government should focus more on decentralised energy systems in cities, close to the place where energy is actually used?

Answer

Answer for Nuclear Energy (2)

Answer for Nuclear Energy (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe that generating energy as near to the point of utilisation as possible, and maximising the efficiency of that system through heat capture and storage, without impacting negatively on air quality, is the way forward. However such a transition for a city the size of London will take time. In the meantime we need the security of a centralised baseload.