Friday 27 November at Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm start
Why is our government planning to reduce subsidies to renewable energy projects while offering subsidies to the Chinese for new nuclear power stations? Is nuclear just the least bad option if we are to “keep the lights on” while reducing CO2 emissions? Or has nuclear technology improved so much that those of us who oppose it on safety, security and cost grounds should change our minds? We urgently need clean, sustainable energy – should nuclear be part of the mix? Come along to discuss these questions and more.
This is a topical follow-up to TTK’s energy discussion earlier this year which focused on the problem of biofuels, with only a passing reference to nuclear energy when speaker Ed Davey, at the time a local MP and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, mentioned that he had changed his mind about it. So have some prominent environmentalists, and it will be interesting to learn why. Unfortunately, the cost of a license to show the very relevant and controversial film Pandora’s Promise has proved too high for TTK – but we hope to show the trailer, as well as bringing along some readings and data to get the discussion going. (And if you can see the film somewhere before the event, even better.)
Doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30 start to the discussion – with guest expert Ed Davey. Come along at 7.00 if you’d like a brief tour of this lovely eco-building. The evening should close by 9.30pm.
Please bring finger food to share (but no alcohol!)
Free, but donations to cover costs welcome. Book your place via Eventbrite
A selection of background reading and listening for those who’d like to brief themselves on environmentalist arguments in favour of nuclear energy, as well as the more familiar anti- arguments + a report of the discussion.