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webcast debate on nukes and climate change!


11:15 AM­12:30PM (log-in early starting at 10:15)


Log-in at:
http://www.graceenergyinitiative.org/nuclearexpertdebate.php


watch as peter bradford and jim riccio set the record straight on the nuclear industry?s proposed renaissance and oust patrick moore as a credible expert in front of the major gathering of environmental journailsts!!!

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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."

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

 

WHEN:          Friday October 27th @ 11:15 AM­12:30PM


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

 

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

 

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.?

 

 

http://www.graceenergyinitiative.org/download/FalsePromises.pdf

 

Contact: GRACE Sr. Media Director, Denise Hughes at 212-726-0121, or by cell at 845-401-5300 Denise@gracelinks.org

 

Jessie Carr

Grass Roots Action Center for the Environment

28 West 44th Street

Suite 1504

New York, NY  10036

212-404-2100 (tel)

212-404-2105 (fax)

jcarr@gracelinks.org