Power challenge

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STEUART Campbell (Letters, 22 June) says nuclear electricity is cheaper than wind farmed electricity. Euan MacLeod (16 June) and Peter Roche (23 June) say it is not. How are we ordinary members of the public to know who is right?

Fortunately, in this case the answer is easy. At the moment wind farming is subsidised by the Renewables Obligation (RO), nuclear power is not. If, as a challenge, nuclear power were to be included in the RO, market forces would very quickly pick the winner for us.

"Include nuclear in the RO!" is the challenge thrown down – which of our contestants is the one who dare not pick it up?

WILLIAM OXENHAM

Easter Currie Place

Currie, Midlothian