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Action Alerts! Upcoming Events! etc...

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{Nature_and_Environment.4.8}: Rich Mason {richpix} Fri, 27 Oct 2006 03:34:51 CDT (111 lines)

Not exactly an action alert, but may be of interest to some.  Sorry I
didn't have this info earlier to give more notice.

MEDIA ADVISORY


IS NUCLEAR POWER THE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE & FUTURE ENERGY
DEMAND?



***Live Web-Cast Debate***



FORMER GREENPEACE ACTIVIST TURNED NUCLEAR INDUSTRY FRONTMAN



TO DEBATE LEADING EXPERTS AGAINST A NEW NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE



WHY: Burlington, VT - After decades of decline and near-oblivion, the
question of a nuclear power “renaissance” is being brought to the fore
as a miracle answer to combat climate change and charge up a new
energy regime free from foreign dependence. Few images elicit more
impassioned responses than that of a nuclear reactor – some of horror
and others of hope. This pressing debate, now raging in every media
medium and outlet, has been universally one-sided. With questions as
crucial to the planet as climate change and energy, we cannot afford
to let statements go unchallenged. The sharply differing views on the
proposed “nuclear renaissance” promises to provide an action-filled
exchange of the contentious issues at hand at the annual conference of
the Society of Environmental Journalists, a “nonpartisan, non-advocacy
membership organization of professional journalists and academics."





WHO: Panelists:



Peter Bradford, Former NRC Commissioner, Vice-Chair, Board of
Directors, Union of Concerned Scientists, Nuclear Energy Advisor,
GRACE Energy Initiative; www.graceenergyinitiative.org



Patrick Moore, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASE) spokesperson,
Chair/Chief Scientist, Greenspirit Strategies;



Jim Riccio, Nuclear Policy Analyst, Greenpeace www.greenpeace.org/usa





Moderator: Judy Fahys, Environment Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune





WHEN: Friday October 27th @ 11:15 AM—12:30PM





WHERE: The Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, in
Burlington, Vermont



Live Web-cast with interactive online polling pre-register one hour
ahead of the debate at: http://www.graceenergyinitiative.org/
nuclearexpertdebate.php





WHAT: GRACE WEBCAST of a panel discussion from the SEJ Conference
called—

“Cradle to Grave: New Nukes and Old Radioactive Waste”



The promise of greenhouse gas-free electricity has some people
predicting a nuclear power Renaissance. The Bush administration is
pledging billions of dollars in incentives to fast-track the
construction of new nuclear reactors and the reprocessing of waste,
yet nuclear terrorism and proliferation of nuclear weapons abetted by
nuclear power programs remain chilling threats. These thorny issues
have further polarized the debate: some former nuclear opponents
support nuclear as the world's best energy solution, while some former
regulators have doubts about a revival, and other environmental groups
continue to warn of new nuclear risks.



The GRACE Energy Initiative will release a new report in advance of
the debate called—

“FALSE PROMISES: DEBUNKING NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PROPAGANDA.”

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