Join Helensburgh CND for this Beyond Nuclear conference, to discuss ‘Why would Scotland want or need nuclear power stations when we have almost unlimited potential for clean renewable energy production?’

Beyond Nuclear will be a day of two halves, with an examination of the downside of nuclear power in the morning and the potential for renewables in the afternoon.

Lynn Jamieson (Chair Scottish CND) will lead off by establishing the link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons, then Rae Street (CND UK) will talk about the CND campaign ‘No to Nuclear Power’, concentrating on expensive, dirty and dangerous. Next up will be the well-known radiation consultant Ian Fairlie providing us with an update on Hunterston, and he will be followed by Cllr Audrey Doig (Vice-Convenor Scottish NFLA) on the unfortunately typical lack of preparedness for any nuclear incident whether involving weapons or power stations.

After lunch, which will be provided on site, Mike Danson (Professor of Enterprise Policy at Herriot-Watt University) will start the afternoon with an overview of renewables in Scotland, then David Toke (Reader in Energy Politics at Aberdeen University) will be talking about the capability of renewables to supply not just electricity but 100% of UK energy needs. Pete Roche (No2Nuclear) will explore the jobs aspect particularly in relation to ‘Just Transition’, and the conference will conclude with an examination of renewables in relation to climate change by Mark Ruskell (MSP and Green Party Spokesperson for Energy and Climate).

For more details and to book tickets, please visit the Beyond Nuclear page on Eventbrite. Doors open and registration starts at 10am.

For any enquiries, please contact ellen.renton@sky.com

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