Lib Dems face row over change in nuclear policyBy Alanah Eriksen | 8 August 2011 | 1 Related piece
The issues that Fukushima has raised cannot be dealt with simply by a short-term investigation
Fiona Hall, Liberal Democrat MEP, letter to Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat MP and energy secretary
Liberal Democrats face a row at this year’s party conference over government plans to press ahead with building nuclear power stations.
It comes as the nuclear industry is preparing a lobbying campaign at the party conference season to boost confidence following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.
Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat MP and energy secretary in the coalition government, is set to come under attack at the party’s conference next month for supporting new nuclear power plants in the UK after switching from being an opponent. He is set to usher in a new era of nuclear power after opposing it while standing at last year’s general election.