The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Welsh Forum warmly welcomes and fully supports the ‘Aberystwyth Declaration’ made at a packed conference of like-minded groups calling for a step-change in Welsh energy policy. The conference was the second part of two major meetings held in Ceredigion around the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. On Friday March 10th the NFLA held its spring Welsh Forum seminar in Ceredigion County Council offices, Canolfan Rheidol. At this seminar a number of expert presentations were provided. Members were given: A detailed presentation by Rob Davies of People Against Wylfa B on its local concerns around the proposed development of the Wylfa B new nuclear reactor; An overview by Tim Deere-Jones of the NFLA’s submission to Natural Resources Wales / Environment Agency consultation on the environmental permitting for the proposed reactor design for Wylfa B, which will be published on Friday; An overview of the financial and other problems besetting the companies planning to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK by Linda Pentz Gunter of Beyond Nuclear USA; A positive presentation on how Councils were developing innovative decentralised energy projects around the UK. This presentation will be given to Anglesey Councillors at their upcoming full Council meeting next week.
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