CAMPAIGNERS have called for a ban on a seminar on nuclear energy at the UK’s biggest conference on green energy being launched in Glasgow on Wednesday saying it is “unsuitable”. The free-to-attend two-day annual conference and exhibition on renewable energy and sustainable technologies at the SECC in Glasgow is promoted as bringing together the UK’s largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, transmission and onsite generation. There is to be a keynote speech by Tom Greatrex, chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association. Other talks surround prospects for small reactors in the UK, and advice on the skills to enter and succeed in the nuclear industry. There will be a presentation on scenarios for the deployment of new nuclear power stations. But the complaints are expected to fall on deaf ears, as the one-and-a-half hour session due to start at 11am, was still on the agenda last night. Pandora Swan, who started the petition, said she was “surprised” that the conference were to have a seminar on nuclear life cycle.
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