THE Bishop of Salisbury, wonderfully vocal on the Magna Carta celebrations, was heard in services in London's climate lobbying event where thousands of us lobbied our MPs about what we love and need to protect from climate change.

With the Pope's words ringing in our ears and Amber Rudd (secretary of state for energy and climate change) saying that on one recent windy day 42 per cent of our electricity was produced from wind and solar, it is odd that G Smith (Letters, June 19) still clings to the myth of cheap nuclear power.

In a Parliamentary debate we hear that the public has been "protected" from the vast expense of Fukushima (between 100 billion and 250 billion US dollars). Four years on, radiation is still leaking and 10,000 people can't return to their homes.

The EPR nuclear reactor in Finland is overrunning cost and time by several years. Another station at Flamanville, near Cherbourg, is overrunning cost by nearly five billion euros. There are serious problems in Finland, France and China. The carbon level in the steel for the pressure vessel is too high. Steel brittleness could be catastrophic. The cost of cleaning up Sellafield (by America) is currently £53bn and may rise to £100bn. It's uninsurable so the taxpayer takes the risk. The cost of Hinkley Point has been estimated as £200 a year for every consumer in Britain. And do we really want to be at the mercy of investment from China and Saudi Arabia with their shocking human rights records?

Around 2,000 people are unhappy about Navitus but 90,000 have signed a petition against fracking.

The Isle of Wight manufactures some wonderful turbine blades and looks forward to the prospect of a glorious wind farm providing planet-friendly energy.

SUSAN CHAPMAN, Parkwood Road, Southbourne