It is now commonly accepted that rapid growth in electricity demand will be an important feature of the world energy scene this century. Increasing levels of urbanisation (particularly but not exclusively in the developing countries), the gradual electrification of transportation and the proliferation of devices that rely on secure power supplies seems to guarantee this. Surely then, there must be a future for any technology that can produce large quantities of power reliably, comparatively cheaply and without notable negative environmental impacts? Advocates of nuclear power claim that it does all of these, yet it is seen as likely to play at best a marginal role in meeting electricity requirements. It is increasingly being seen as an irrelevance.
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No Need For Nuclear: The Renewables Are Here. 17 videos from CND Conference in Conway Hall, London, 17th June 2017. Session One. What is wrong with nuclear power? 1. Dr Ian Fairlie: Radiation and radioactivity dangers. 2. Dr David Toke: Nuclear and renewables costs compared. 3. Prof Tim Mousseau: Continuing effects at Chernobyl and Fukushima. 4. Prof Andrew Blowers: The legacy of nuclear power. Session Two: The Politics of Nuclear Power. 5. Prof Steve Thomas: Why Hinkley Point C is unlikely to ever start. 6. Kelvin Hopkins MP: Can Labour change its policy on new nuclear build? 7. Dr Molly Scott Cato MEP: How would the Green Party do it differently? 8. Chris Baugh, PCS: Jobs: the Trade Union perspective. Session Three: UK Energy Demand, Energy Supply. 9. Andrew Warren: Energy Demand; do we really need new nuclear? 10. Dr Tom Burke: Recent changes in UK Energy Policy. 11. Antony Froggatt: Effects of proposed Brexit and Euratom exit on nuclear policies. 12. Dr Doug Parr: UK Energy and Industrial Strategies; Is nuclear an answer to climate change? Session Four: The Renewables. 13. Prof David Elliot: Renewable energy options. 14. Prof Godfrey Boyle: Future renewable scenarios for the world, Europe and the UK. 15. Alasdair Cameron: Winning the renewables argument. 16. Amelia Womack: Where we’ve done well.
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