Archive of 2006
Trade and industry minister Lord Truscott makes the case for nuclear power as just one part of an overall strategy, which includes greater energy efficiency and more use of renewables such as wind, wave and solar power.
The chairman of the trade and industry select committee warns the government's energy review cannot be the final word on whether to replace Britain's nuclear power stations.
The Conservatives believe the government should not decide where Britain's energy should come from, but provide the right framework for the market to deliver the best low-carbon options.
The SNP believes Scotland has enough sources of renewable energy to make new nuclear power stations unnecessary and argues that, in any case, they pose unacceptable risks to the environment.
Lib Dem environment spokesman Chris Huhne argues that nuclear power is a tried, tested and failed technology and is not a solution to Britain's energy needs.