Event: Reclaiming the energy agenda

Reclaiming the energy agenda:  Gathering to discuss how to up-the-ante
This week, it was revealed that the Department of Energy and Climate Change is looking at the option of a providing almost 90% of the UK’s electricity needs through nuclear power.

Combined with the new dash for gas, fracking and new nuclear are set to become the dominant forms of energy provision within the next decade. This will leave the development of renewables like wind and solar in the gutter.

Industry insiders have admitted that energy prices will not be brought down by fracking. Meanwhile the government has just agreed to pay twice the going rate for ‘new nuclear’ energy – locking us into a future of energy serfdom.
It’s time to up the ante.

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance is holding a one-day gathering in Bristol on:

Sunday 26th January from 10am – 6pm

We are inviting anti-nuclear activists to come together with campaigners from across the social and environmental spectrum to discuss how we can collectively raise our game and kill off these energy monsters for good.

The gathering will also be an opportunity to start putting together a vision of what a fair, sustainable energy democracy would look like and how we can put this vision centre stage in the political debate.

If you are unable to make it, we’d appreciated it if you could send us some bullet points so that we have the key facts about your campaign, what your main focus is over the next 12 months and how you’d like to contribute to the energy debate.

The details:
St Werburgh’s Community Centre
Top of Horley Road, next to motorway bridge
St Werburgh’s
Bristol BS2 9TJ

There is plenty of free parking outside the venue.  Local First Great Western trains run from Bristol Temple Meads to Stapleton Road station which is a short walk from the community centre.

As public transport can be problematic on a Sunday, we may be able to provide crash space before and after the gathering if we’re given sufficient warning. If you are constrained by travel costs, please talk to us. We may be able to hook you up with other people travelling from the same area or help out with part of your expenses.

If you are planning to join the gathering, please let us know so that we can make sure we have enough food for everyone.
For more information, please Camilla on: 07811-451417

Posted on: January 18, 2014