Following is the Letter to the Editor WWF sent to The Australian regarding yesterday’s article. Tellingly, it hasn’t been printed (yet).
In reference to the article in The Australian ‘WWF boss to push n-power at meeting’, WWF’s policy is unchanged – nuclear power is not a renewable resource and should be phased out (as should hydrocarbons) and is not the solution to global warming. WWF’s Global Energy Taskforce has been asked to conduct a rigorous study into the energy mix that could feasibly deliver major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions – accompanied by an assessment of the environmental, social and economic consequences of this mix. We will not pre-empt what the conclusions of this taskforce will be. The statement in The Australian that I have "gone to London to lobby the international organisation to overturn its anti-nuclear stance" is simply untrue.
So there you have it, from the source.
As an aside I was talking to someone last night about this and they reflected that they were glad to see an environmental organisation that was open to things and not just blocking everything. It’s a pity that their opinion was formed as a result of untruths…