UK Govt under fire as nuclear industry claim they have been banned from COP26

Posted: August 30, 2021 by oldbrew in Emissions, Energy, government, net zero, Nuclear power
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COP26_2021Opponents of nuclear power, of which the most obvious would be rival industries like wind and solar power, must have a strong influence within the UK government if there really is a ‘no nuclear’ policy for the forthcoming climate show. Are they serious about trying to change the weather via energy policy, or not?
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Up to 15 applications from nuclear-related bodies are understood to have been rejected by Mr Sharma’s COP26 Unit in the Cabinet Office, says The GWPF.

Alok Sharma has come under fire for preventing a series of nuclear bodies from displaying exhibits at the COP26 climate change summit.

In an open letter to Boris Johnson’s minister in charge of the event, global nuclear industry leaders revealed that “every application” so far to put on nuclear-related exhibits or events at the UN summit had been rejected.

The move comes despite senior Tories insisting that nuclear energy, including investing in a new fleet of reactors, must form a significant part of Britain’s plans to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

Craig Mackinlay, the chairman of the new Net Zero Scrutiny Group of Conservative backbenchers, said: “The fact that these applications have been denied speaks volumes about the muddied thinking that underpins our domestic policy in this area.

“If COP26 is serious about reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a fundamental existing industry and technology that could help achieve this has to be nuclear.”

Mr Sharma had invited businesses and other groups to “bring climate action to life” with events, displays and workshops at the Glasgow Science Centre, which will host COP26’s so-called “green zone” in November.

The area will be open to the public, while world leaders meet in a UN-run “blue zone”. The criteria for applications to put on exhibitions and events in the green zone included those “showcasing innovation helping to tackle global climate change”.

But 15 applications from nuclear-related bodies, including trade and research associations, are understood to have been rejected by Mr Sharma’s COP26 Unit in the Cabinet Office.

They included an application involving the World Nuclear Association, which represents the global nuclear industry, to put on an exhibition featuring a life-size model of a nuclear reactor.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. Boris’s crowd is almost fully green now!

  2. Jamie Spry says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    More living proof that the “save the planet” agenda has absolutely nothing to do with odourless, invisible, trace gas CO2.

  3. JB says:

    Can’t have an efficient, low cost energy source on display. Helps proliferate the population.

  4. Gamecock says:

    They wish to save the planet. Not from CO2, but from you.

  5. Coeur de Lion says:

    It’s probably Princess Nuts’ policy. She’s heard about the Atom Bomb that destroyed Helsinki in WW2 before she was born.

  6. Phil Salmon says:

    “A 97% consensus confirms that wind turbine blades are a Satanic symbol whose rotation summons up dangerous evil spirits from deep in the earth.
    It is thus a regulatory requirement that beside every wind turbine tower, a monastery is constructed to accommodate 12 full time monks and/or nuns. These spiritual practitioners will pray, chant and intercede 24/7 to prevent the ascent from the earth of evil spirits in response to the rotating turbine blade that represent an effective occultic symbol. The operation of this monastery must be continuous for as long as the wind turbine blade-runes rotate.”

    The above would be a regulatory requirement for the wind industry that would put it on an even par with the nature and severity of the regulatory regime under which nuclear electricity generation has to operate. It would be a direct analog in every sense.

    The LNT – the linear no threshold “theory” of ionizing radiation carcinogenesis is a religious dogma in direct contradiction of a vast body of scientific data, and is the narrative that underlies the punitively restrictive and expensive regulatory and waste disposal regime that nuclear is forced to operate under. LNT is false and nonsensical.

  7. Charles Fairbairn says:

    Corruption or just manipulation? Not much difference these days. Whatever COP26 will be a messy disaster.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Nuclear folk might be well advised to stay away from Glasgow at COP26 time….

    Scottish police take part in riot training ahead of Cop26 climate summit

    Thousands of law-enforcement officers will patrol the streets of Glasgow during crucial talks

    https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/2021/08/31/scottish-police-take-part-in-riot-training-ahead-of-cop26-climate-summit/

    Could get a bit ugly 😮

  9. Gamecock says:

    ‘Thousands of law-enforcement officers will patrol the streets of Glasgow during crucial talks’

    Uhhh . . . when are these ‘crucial talks?’

    Ordering dinner?

  10. stpaulchuck says:

    the entire windmill stupidity would never have happened if nukes hadn’t been demonized and billions of wealth transfer to friends of politicians would not have happened.

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