The use of nuclear technology to generate cheap energy should be avoided in favour of renewables, the Centre for Alternative Energy has argued.
Alex Randall, a spokesman for the organisation, commented that recent events in Japan show what can happen "in a real worst-case scenario … why commit yourself to those risks when you don't need to?" he asked.
The representative noted that renewable energy could be the solution to Britain's cheap electricity and gas needs.
"There is research which shows that we can produce all of the energy that we need in the UK from renewables," he said, adding that it does not come with the potentially dangerous "legacy" for future generations that nuclear energy might.
Mr Randall's remarks come after the Telegraph reported that energy supplier RWE npower could be forced to set back plans to build nuclear plants in the UK in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
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