We wrongly said that switching all cars in Britain to battery power would require the equivalent of 20 new nuclear plants. This was a significant miscalculation based on a confusion of energy and power. We apologise for the mistake.
Times 15th Feb 2017 read more »
Desperate to cover the latest catastrophic meltdown to hit the nuclear industry as Toshiba sinks under the weight of its failures to construct nuclear power plant through its Westinghouse subsidiary, nuclear supporters are spreading fake news about the alleged need for new nuclear power stations to power electric cars. Last Saturday the Times published a headline stating ‘Electric cars mean UK could need 20 new nuclear plants’. I organised the submission of a letter to the Times objecting to the headline. The letter has not been printed, although today they did carry a correction (lower left hand corner, page 26) that the headline ‘was a significant miscalculation based on a confusion of energy and power. We apologise for the mistake’. Yet, the headline and story was repeated by The Mail on the very day the Times retracted it.
Dave Toke’s Blog 15th Feb 2017 read more »