Wednesday, 23 January 2013
PRESS and MEDIA RELEASE
Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy , a key Non Governmental Organisation in the South Glos area will be represented by Reg Illingworth at the very important seminar detailed below.
Reg says "We want people to realise that the fuel poor in the UK will end up paying extortionate amounts of subsidy to Japanese companies"
"We are concerned about who Hitachi will partner as the operator in this venture at Oldbury? Will they be Chinese, Russian or from the Middle East, we really need to know this for safety locally and for Britains energy policy going forwards"
We will have a new banner in English and Japanese requesting that Hitcaci should not build another Fukushima in England
We will be meeting at around 3pm to allow for photo opportunities with members of our group and others concerned about new nuclear.
If you want to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Reg on 07979 569063 anytime
An APPCCG and Nuclear Consulting Group Event
UK Energy Bill and New Nuclear
4:30 – 5:30 pm, Committee Room 8,
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
The future of the UK’s energy supply is very much in transition and the long awaited Energy Bill sets out the Government’s strategy, including a role for new nuclear. Will the impact of the Bill shift the economic risk of reactor construction from the nuclear corporations to the consumer? Will the Bill lead to issues of state aid and place the UK in contravention with the EU Electricity Directive? Or will this new market-based approach deliver certainty for energy investors and fairness for consumers?
The by invitation only seminar has cross-party sponsorship: from Alan Whitehead MP (Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee), Simon Hughes MP (Deputy Leader Lib-Dem Party), Dan Byles MP (Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee), Caroline Lucas MP (Member of Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee).
Co-hosted by The All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change (APPCCG) and the Nuclear Consulting Group (NCG), the event will hear expert opinion from:
• Hergen Haye, Head of New Nuclear & Strategy, DECC.
• Prof. Tom Burke CBE, Founding Director of E3G, Centre for Law and Environment, UCL.
• Dr. Nigel Knee, Head of Nuclear Policy, Nuclear New Build, EDF.
• Prof. Steve Thomas, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Greenwich.
Panel Chair: Joan Walley MP (Chair, Environmental Audit Select Committee)
Posted by Reg Illingworth at 11:43