To: Judith Patten and Ellen Burgess (Conference Manager)

Ban Nuclear from Renewable Energy Conference - All Energy in Glasgow

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Ban Nuclear from Renewable Energy Conference - All Energy in Glasgow

Please cancel the talk on Nuclear Life Cycle and remove it from the agenda of the All-Energy Renewable Energy Conference May 4th 2016 in Glasgow.

Why is this important?

"Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that is collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat" -to quote wikipedia on something which is common knowledge. Nuclear power requires a fuel that has to be extracted in mines as coal or gas.
The nuclear industry likes to promote itself as low or even carbon neutral (of which the latter is plain wrong) and capitalises on the carbon footprint blindness of the british government and COP talks. Even if it is low carbon, it still entails problems that makes this source of energy highly unsustainable: the use of uranium ore as fuel, long-lived, environmentally problematic waste and risks that can be devastating. Even SMR's are not less problematic just because they are smaller.

I am increasingly outraged by the way the nuclear industry tries to influence and infiltrate every aspect of the british society. I don't know how they managed to get a slot in this renewable energy conference, but it shows that the nuclear industry is very good at its effort to "improve" its reputation with the public and even scientists and the renewable industry.

Don't let the nuclear industry brainwash everyone into thinking that nuclear power is a renewable and sustainable energy!



Reasons for signing

  • British law dictates that anything that is marketed is accurately described to the buyer - and is not misrepresented. To describe nuclear power as 'renewable' is absolute misrepresentation of the facts. The abhorrent results of its manufacture are in existence for generations and are a threat to the planet!!
  • The presence of Sellafield in Cumbria and the long term nuclear waste and health related issues involved makes the concept of nuclear energy as a renewable a nonsense.


2016-04-29 20:30:47 +0100

Thanks everyone for signing so far. I am really impressed by the outcome of this petition - 1.500 signatures within one week.

If you see who is sponsering the All Energy Conference, it shows how much this exhibition/conference is infiltrated.
One of them is Doosan Babcock - advertising with "clean energy you can count on". They work in the thermal, nuclear and gas,oil, petrochemical sector. They are involved in the decommissioning work at Sellafield.

Yet another sponsor is Cranfield University. There you can do a MSc in "Explosives Ordnance Engineering" which allows you to study nuclear weapons.

Thanks for signing and keep sharing.

2016-04-28 18:02:26 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-04-28 13:35:44 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-04-26 22:33:33 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-04-25 07:14:28 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-04-24 10:20:09 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-04-23 18:09:04 +0100

10 signatures reached