Argument of the text: “So although nuclear power is seen as problematic…it will have to continue to be used in 2050”.
We need to find a weakness in this argument.
1 – Correct
If the government’s economic growth is not achieved, then the energy consumption may not have increased and hence a lot of energy production would not be needed. So, this is a weakness.
2 – Wrong
The argument is about the continuation of using nuclear power and not about storing its waste.
3 – Correct
The text suggests that development of wind, tidal and solar power will be unable to meet the shortfall in supply. However, it fails to consider that the development of such sources of energy can speed up.
Since statements 1 and 3 are correct, E is the answer.