In his book, MP John McDonnell writes:

“The UK has a wealth of natural resources that lend themselves to renewable energy production, which once set up are low cost to run and cause no pollution.

“The conversion of the investment and workforce skills in nuclear power and nuclear weapons into a programme of investment in renewables would not only create thousands of jobs in engineering and manufacturing sectors that have declined in recent years but could also be situated to meet problems of regional unemployment and underinvestment”.