George Monbiot - whose environmental views normally chime with my own - gave a talk in Findhorn tonight explaining why he believes going nuclear isn't all that bad.
It was a wide-ranging talk which stimulated a lot of discussion about where our future energy supplies will come from and I commend the organisers for enabling this sort of conversation.
One young audience member wondered why we're not seriously talking about energy rationing. A good point but which brave politician is going to propose that!
Sadly George seriously believes the risks involved in nuclear power plants are less than the impact on the scenery by installing some wind turbines, hydro reservoirs and pylons. Very disappointing.
On the plus side he suggested we could rely on the bankers to break the economic system again quite soon, stifling our compulsion for growth, growth and more growth.
Personally I'm with the energy quota girl. And grown men with power-guzzling X-Boxes should pay twice as much for electricity as normal humans!