Keith Taylor, principal male speaker for the Green
Party, is coming to Lewes tonight to talk about nuclear power.
Can you see any positive aspects to
nuclear power? No.
What’s wrong with it? It’s
dirty, dangerous and expensive.
Why do you think Blair pushing through
a new nuclear programme, then? Blair is obsessed with
‘push-button’ solutions. Look at the way he’s
dealing with the waste mountain - by pushing a button and
burning it, rather than reducing, reusing and recycling. Just
the same with energy – making more billions for the
private sector, all underwritten by the taxpayer.
What alternatives do you think are worth
investing in? The government’s Energy Efficiency
Panel recognise energy efficiency is the key to reducing UK
energy need by 30% within twenty years. That, coupled with
diverting the money away from nuclear into wind, solar, wave
and biomass energy will more than make up the shortfall from
closed nuclear stations, at a greater carbon saving too.
Your talk will include a film about
Chernobyl - do you think that this sort of accident is likely
to happen in this country? Look at Buncefield oil depot
fire - they said it wouldn’t happen there either…
Can anything realistically be done to
make people change their energy-hungry lifestyles in order
to reduce demand? If the whole world consumed the resources
like UK residents we’d need three planets! We CAN live
more sustainably, with minimal impacts on our lifestyle.