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e-Petition: Green Energy for the Wellbeing of Future Generations in Wales

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We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to invest in green renewable energy sources thus reducing the need for fossil fuels and nuclear energy in Wales. More specifically to


• Support emerging low carbon technologies that could put Wales at the forefront of renewable energies and help to slow – down climate change; and
• Invest in energy sources that do not leave a legacy of radioactive waste, spoil heaps and damage to health and the environment.


We applaud the establishment of the "Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015", as it offers a huge opportunity to make long-lasting, positive changes for current and future generations particularly around clean energy.

We agree with the Energy Statement by Lesley Griffiths 6/12/2016 when she said the Assembly has 3 priorities. First, we will reduce the amount of energy we use in Wales. Second, we will reduce our reliance on energy generated from fossil fuels. Third, we will actively manage the transition to a low-carbon economy. However a reduction in nuclear should be included as it's not renewable or a low-carbon option.

Nuclear power stations rely on Uranium to operate and considerable amounts of carbon are released in the mining, milling and separation of the Uranium from the ore and then it has to be transported. Current estimates for Uranium say reserves will last 50 - 70 years and the higher the demand the more and more poor ores will have to be processed. This will lead to a CO2 balance for atomic power, which gets worse and worse over time (J. W. Storm van Leeuwen and P. Smith, 'Nuclear Power: The Energy Balance', www.stormsmith.nl.)

"Nuclear energy is not renewable and Earth's uranium would eventually deplete meaning that we are effectively depriving our future generations from using that in new and maybe less harmful ways in the future." (Sophie Howe - Future Generations Commissioner for Wales 2018 when supporting the Swansea Tidal Lagoon)

"Claims that nuclear power is a 'low carbon' energy source fall apart under scrutiny. Far from coming in at six grams of CO2 per unit of electricity for Hinkley C, as the Climate Change Committee believes, the true figure is probably well above 50 grams - breaching the CCC's recommended limit for new sources of power generation beyond 2030." (Professor Keith Barnham https://theecologist.org/2015/feb/05/false-solution-nuclear-power-not-low-carbon)

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Petition details

Petition Status: Collecting signatures
Petition Start Date: 06/07/2018
Open until midday on: 14/09/2018
Principal Petitioner(s) Welsh Anti Nuclear Alliance

 

25 most recent signatures

Total signatures: 602

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Makaela Day Montgomeryshire 21/08/2018
Olive Bennewith Brecon and Radnorshire 20/08/2018
Roshan Lal Sheffield 20/08/2018
Andrew Capel Montgomeryshire 20/08/2018
Lizzy Chaloner Monmouth 17/08/2018
Kevin Eadon-Davies Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 17/08/2018
Pat Temple-Murray Vale of Glamorgan 17/08/2018
Anonymous Clwyd West 17/08/2018
Martyn Thurston Vale of Glamorgan 17/08/2018
Adam Lloyd Birmingham 16/08/2018
Rachel Kennedy Montgomeryshire 16/08/2018
Lyndsey Maiden Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 15/08/2018
Anonymous Herefordshire 15/08/2018
Doe Middleton Herefordshire 15/08/2018
Anonymous Cardiff Central 15/08/2018
Lucy Roberts Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
Paul Anderson Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
roberta korner Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
Camilla Saunders Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
Jules dickman Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
Jenifer Trythall Montgomeryshire 15/08/2018
Bernard D Jefferies Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
Anne Belgrave Brecon and Radnorshire 15/08/2018
Sarah Clarkson Brecon and Radnorshire 14/08/2018
Fran Sivers Brecon and Radnorshire 14/08/2018

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