Menai Bridge was the venue for a Joint Seminar for a Green Nuclear Free Wales on Saturday 13th April to discuss Charting a Sustainable, Radioactive Waste Free Future.
This seminar was a public meeting open to all interested in the impact of new nuclear and waste on Wales, and what alternative energy solutions exist.
This meeting was co-organised by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities Welsh Anti-Nuclear Alliance (WANA), People Against Wylfa B (PAWB), the local Trawsfynydd concerned group CADNO and CND Cymru with support from Friends of the Earth Cymru and Greenpeace Cymru.
Joint Seminar for a Green Nuclear Free Wales
“Welsh Energy at a Crossroads – Charting a Sustainable, Radioactive Waste Free Future”
Saturday 13th April, Telford Centre, Mona Road, Menai Bridge,
Anglesey, LL59 5EA – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue:The Telford Centre is a historic former schoolhouse built in 1854.
It is just 300 metres from the Anglesey end of the Menai Bridge.
Its main hall holds around 80 people. Menai Bridge is the town just across the suspension bridge that connects Anglesey to Gwynedd. The nearest train station is at Bangor on the North Wales coast line. The buses X4, 4A, 42, 43 and 53 from Bangor Bus Station into Anglesey all stop at Menai Bridge Bus Station.
10.30am – 11.00am registration
11.00am Local welcome and opening comments
Councillor Steven Churchman, Gwynedd County Councillor
Councillor Ernie Galsworthy, NFLA Welsh Forum Chair
11.10am Moving on from the ‘halting’ of Wylfa B
The ‘Manifesto Mon – Gwynedd’ – developing a renewable energy region in Anglesey and Gwynedd as part of an economic transformation of the area – Rob Idris, on behalf of PAWB & CADNO
11.35am Small Modular Nuclear Reactors – are they an energy solution in North Wales?
Overview of a new analysis of SMRs by the Nuclear Consulting Group – Steve Thomas, Professor of Energy Policy, Greenwich University
12.00pm Where should the radioactive waste go?
The NFLA’s view on the current debate about hosting a deep underground radioactive waste repository – Sean Morris, NFLA Secretary
12.25pm Developing local renewable energy networks across Wales
The work of Rural Energy Developments / Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG) Ltd in supporting community-led action for a lowcarbon renewable North Wales – Gareth Harrison, DEG Wales
12.50pm Panel discussion and conclusions
Chaired by Dr Carl Iwan Clowes, PAWB / CADNO