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FREE WEBINAR ON NUCLEAR ZERO LAWSUITS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

>FREE WEBINAR ON NUCLEAR ZERO LAWSUITS:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

Please join us on Wednesday, August 6 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for a webinar hosted by Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND). The webinar is free and open to the public, but you must pre-register at this link.

On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice and U.S. Federal District Court against the nine nuclear-armed nations.

Speakers on the Webinar:

Rick Wayman is Director of Programs at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He will give an overview of the lawsuits and their current status in the courts, as well as a report on the civil society campaign that is happening in support of the lawsuits.

Neisen Laukon is originally from Rongelap Atoll (part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands). She works with the Marshallese Educational Initiative to share her story across the United States about the health effects she and her community suffered following the Castle Bravo nuclear bomb test by the U.S. military on March 1, 1954. Neisen was not on Rongelap on the day of the test, but was returned to the heavily contaminated atoll by the United States with her family in 1957.

Erica Fein, Nuclear Weapons Policy Officer at WAND, will introduce the speakers and moderate the hour-long webinar.

The webinar takes place on August 6, the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Please join us to learn about this important campaign to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. Click hereto register.

For more information about the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits and to sign the petition in support of the Marshall Islands’ courageous action, visit www.nuclearzero.org.

July 26, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Belarus’ new nuclear reactors bypass regulations and international conventions

safety-symbol-SmBelarus anti-nuclear activist fears for ‘another Chernobyl’ on her doorstep  theguardian.com, Friday 25 July 2014 Tatyana Novikova says new Russian-funded nuclear power plant bypassed official planning regulations and violates international conventions

In 2009, Tatyana Novikova bought a wooden house near the border between Belarus and Lithuania. She chose the area carefully, she says. It’s next to a lake, untouched by industry and – crucially for the mathematician who worked on contamination models in the aftermath of Chernobyl – unaffected by the fallout from the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986.

But six months after she bought her dream home, Belarus announced that a new nuclear power station, financed by Russia, would be built nearby in Ostrovets.

“I’m completely devastated,” says Novikova, who says the government bypassed official planning regulations, ignored safety concerns and failed to carry out an adequate environmental impact assessment for the plant.

Her experience with Chernobyl, when radioactive contamination forced around 350,000 people to leave their homes and led to an unknown number of deaths, have left her cautious about nuclear power and distrustful of government safety promises.

“Another Chernobyl cannot happen,” she says.

Novikova has appealed to international environmental authorities to try to stop the NPP project, without any success. In the meantime authorities have already started work on construction.

“The problem is that [Belarusian president Alexander] Lukashenko does not give his citizens a voice,” she says.

In a country which does not tolerate activism or public protest – the annual Chernobyl anniversary marches she organises often end in arrests – Novikova has taken her opposition abroad.

She is in London to raise awareness about the issue and hopes to spur the EU to put pressure on Belarus, as the plant would be 60km from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

text-Please-NoteA group of Belarusian activists, including the theatre company Belarus Free Theatre, have launched a petition against the power station – and have won support from some high-profile figures:

sign-thisAnother Chernobyl?! No thanks! Join me – sign petition to block dodgy new nuclear plant in Belarus http://chn.ge/1pNrmGO 

The petition cites several problems with the plant:

  • Construction was started before design plans were in place, and before a license had been issued
  • The design is experimental and has not been properly tested
  • An assessment by more that 50 independent experts found gaping holes in the government’s environmental impact assessment

Novikova says the plans flaunt international regulations; Belarus is a signatory of the Espoo and Aarhus conventions, which specify environmental protections and monitor requirements such as public consultations over construction projects.

She approached the Aarhus committee in Maastricht in June, asking them to prevent the power plant because Belarus had violated the convention by not obtaining official planning permission. The committee came back to her with bad news; they would only issue what she calls a “caution of a caution” to Belarus, believing the government wouldn’t listen anyway. …….http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/25/belarus-anti-nuclear-chernobyl-on-her-doorstep

July 26, 2014 Posted by | ACTION, Belarus, safety | Leave a comment

Petition calls on Japan to resign as host of 2020 Olympics

logo-Tokyo-OlympicsWhy Japan should resign as host of 2020 Summer Olympics OpEdNews  7/15/2014 By  (about the author   “,…….The [Fukushima radioactive water clean-up] team is headed by Naohiro Masuda, who has a reputation for toughness, and reportedly saved Fukushima Plant #2, also hit by the tsunami in 2011, from being seriously damaged. He has promised Prime Minister Abe that the groundwater problem would be solved by the end of 2015!

This hope is based on the premise that an ice wall can be formed around the complex. There is no backup plan.

Fukushima Daiichi sits on a floodplain between mountains and the ocean. The idea is to divert the groundwater around the complex so that it’s no longer contaminated by contact with the underground molten cores. Smaller ice walls have been built, but nothing on this scale. The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Commission is worried that diverting the water will cause the ground under the reactors to settle, destabilizating the buildings and perhaps toppling them. Nevertheless, the plan is going forward.

After three months of placing pipes deep in the ground and sending hypercooled solution through them, TEPCO has failed to freeze the ground around the plant. It blames the problem on the fact that the groundwater is flowing too fast, but it seems to me that the molten cores inside the wall must make the ground itself pretty hot. Even if the plan succeeds, it will take an enormous amount of energy and money to maintain the freezing. But so far, Mr. Masuda has no guarantee that he can keep his promise.

The country is still facing an unprecedented nuclear crisis that continues to spread across its land and ocean, and even across national borders. There still is no provisions for a safe work environment at Fukushima Complex. The evacuated people still haven’t secured safe and healthy living environments, nor are they financially stable. Instead of spending resources on the Olympic Games, Japan should make it a priority to restore the affected people’s livelihood as well as to prevent further radioactive contamination.

Please sign this petition:
We, the undersigned, join Ambassador Mitsuhei Murata in calling for “an honorable retreat” for Japan, resigning the position of Host for the 2020 Olympic Games. Since Fukushima is already contaminating Tokyo, says Mr. Murata, bringing people there in large numbers for the games (and the workers building the facilities before that event) is immoral and unethical.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/352/112/859/radioactive-tokyo-resign-as-host-of-2020-olympics/

 http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-Japan-should-resign-as-by-carol-wolman-MD-Fukushima_Lying_Olympics_Radiation-140715-303.html

July 16, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Petition to Obama: TAKE NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES OUT OF EPA CARBON RULES

sign-thisFlag-USATAKE NUCLEAR SUBSIDIES OUT OF EPA CARBON RULES https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/take-nuclear-power-out-of-epa-carbon-rules
TO: PRESIDENT OBAMA
11,302
of 15,000 signatures
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Campaign created by Michael Mariotte FACEBOO
While I support your efforts to address global warming, costly consumer subsidies for old, uneconomic nuclear reactors and new nuclear power must be removed from your climate plan. These reactors can and should be replaced with clean renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Why is this important?

Nuclear power is not only ineffective at addressing global warming, by misdirecting money better spent on clean renewable and energy efficiency resources, it is actually counterproductive.

But that’s not nuclear’s only drawback in addressing our climate crisis. As NIRS’ new fact sheet on nuclear power and climate indicates, new nuclear power would be too slow, cost too much, create too much radioactive waste, pose too much threat of nuclear disaster, and produce both too much plutonium and even carbon to be useful as a climate strategy. Meanwhile, the costs of clean renewable energy are plummeting and capacity is skyrocketing, making renewables the clear choice to replace both polluting nuclear and fossil fuel plants.
Yet the EPA’s carbon reduction proposal released June 2 would encourage ratepayer subsidies to keep uneconomic, aging and dangerous nuclear reactors that otherwise would close operating indefinitely. The proposal also would encourage more construction of extraordinarily expensive new reactors. Both of these steps would have the effect of deterring deployment of 21st century energy technologies, including solar, wind, geothermal, advanced energy efficiency, distributed generation, smart grids and other clean energy programs.

Tell President Obama that the nuclear provisions in the Administration’s carbon reduction plan must be removed and clean energy must be supported if we are to effectively address global warming.

July 5, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Astrid, 4th Generation Reactor: Miracle Technology or Dangerous Chimera?

sign-thisPétition NON à ASTRID !  http://marcoule.ecoloweb.fr/

Le Collectif Non à Astrid appelle à signer une pétition à l’attention du Commissariat général à l’investissement demandant l’arrêt du projet ASTRID, le projet de réacteur à neutrons rapides refroidi au sodium (filière de 4ème génération RNR-Na) qui doit se construire à Marcoule, dans le Gard.

Dites non à un nouveau réacteur à neutrons rapides refroidi au sodium liquide !
Dites non à une installation nucléaire supplémentaire à Marcoule !
Dites «NON à ASTRID !»

NON à ASTRID !

Dans le cadre de la loi du 13 juillet 2005 sur le développement des technologies des réacteurs nucléaires du futur et des technologies nécessaires à une gestion durable des déchets nucléaires, la France a donné la priorité à la technologie des RNR-Na et décidé de construire le réacteur ASTRID pour démontrer la capacité de la filière àtransmuter les actinides mineurs à l’échelle industrielle. En 2010, le C.E.A. a reçu 651,6 M€ pour élaborer l’Avant Projet Détaillé du réacteur.

Protest-No!Nuclear Free by 2045?  Enough of this century of dread. Make the world nuclear free before the centennial of the Trinity Nuclear Bomb Test at Alomogordo, July 16, 1945.

France experienced nothing but nightmares with its 20th century experiment with fast breeder reactor technology. I covered this topic previously in a series of translations of French documents about the Superphénix reactor failure: Superphénix Part 1Superphénix Part 2, andSuperphénix Part 3.

The first time around, the French fast breeder reactor was met with vigorous resistance by protesters. In 1977, 60,000 protesters assembled on the construction site and were met by riot police. One fatality ensued and there were other injuries of protesters and police. During construction, a small cell of eco-warriors attacked the reactor with a bazooka. They hoped to destroy the reactor vessel before it was loaded with fuel, but the missile missed the mark. In 2003, a Swiss member of parliament confessed to the deed after the statute of limitations had passed. To this day, some pro-nuclear advocates use this case as proof that some in the ecology movement are dangerous radicals who would cause a nuclear disaster to prove their point. One may disagree with the tactic, but one thing that should be understood about this attack is that it was deliberately carried out before nuclear materials were loaded into the reactor. There was no intention to cause a nuclear disaster.

After the Superphénix reactor was switched on, it was plagued with technical problems and cost overruns. The government shut it down and decommissioning work began in 1997. The job is set to last another 20 years at least. Nonetheless, the French breeder reactor is back like an undead beast that needs to be continually fed then beaten back into the grave by vigilant citizens. Incredibly, France, Britain and Japan are co-operating on this project as if it’s a Three Stooges movie. France brings its expertise with the failed Superphénix reactor, Britain shares its valuable experience in ecological contamination from Sellafield, and Japan feels it has a contribution to make with the lessons learned from its Monju boondoggle. Like nuclear waste itself, the dream of the perfectibility of nuclear technology is persistent, indestructible and toxic.

The text that follows is a translation of a report on the latest incarnation of the fast breeder reactor.

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Astrid, 4th Generation Reactor: Miracle Technology or Dangerous Chimera?

Originally published in French by Sortir du Nucléaire, May 2014: Le réacteur Astrid: miracle technologique ou dangereuse chimère ?…….  http://nf2045.blogspot.jp/2014/05/long-night-of-living-dead-superphenix.html

May 19, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Uranium Film Festival starts May 14 in Rio de Janeiro

logo-uranium-film-festivalMarcia Gomes de Oliveira Executive Director International Uranium  Film Festival Rio de Janeiro 5 May 14 In a few days will start the IV International Uranium Film Festival Rio de Janeiro 2014.
Between May 14th and 25th more than 60 movies, documentaries and animations
from over 20 countries about nuclear power, uranium mining and radioactive risks
(From Hiroshima to Fukushima) will screen in the Cinema of Rio’s Modern Art Museum.
Rio de Janeiro’s Uranium Film Festival is the world’s biggest showcase of eye opening filmsabout nuclear energy. It’s the “Atomic Cannes”.
“It is not easy to find financial support for nuclear films, and its even more difficult to find a festival or
TV station that screens these films – especially if it is a critical nuclear film”, says festival director
Norbert G. Suchanek: “The International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) is one of the few
independent film festivals that is dedicated to all nuclear films, movies and documentaries and that screensthese films not only in Rio de Janeiro but also at the travelling Uranium Film Festivals in other countries
and cities around the globe.”

May 5, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | 1 Comment

American Renewable Energy Day: President Jimmy Carter a speaker

President Jimmy Carter At American Renewable Energy Day http://www.energymatters.com.au/index.php?main_page=news_article&article_id=4278  39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter will be speaking at the 11th annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit; held by the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI).

  President Carter played an important role in raising awareness of solar energy in the 1970′s when he arranged for the installation of a solar hot water system on the rooftop of the White House.
  At the unveiling of the system, President Carter commented: 
  “…a generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a road not taken, or it can be a small part of one of the greatest and most exciting adventures ever undertaken by the American people; harnessing the power of the Sun to enrich our lives as we move away from our crippling dependence on foreign oil.”
  
Unfortunately, the American people – or more accurately, the subsequent administration – didn’t share in President Carter’s vision.
 
The system was removed in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan who believed the installation “didn’t befit a super-power”.
  
We’ll never know how much further the world would be along the clean energy path if President Reagan and some of his immediate successors embraced and supported solar to the degree of Carter.
  
However, the renewable energy revolution is certainly now under way and thanks in part to President Carter.
  
“President Carter’s work was undeniably key in laying the groundwork for the Great Transition,” said Chip Comins, chairman and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) . “As a country we’ve survived both the Great Depression and the Great Recession, and are now welcoming the Great Transition, in which we must take the critical steps toward an environmentally and economically sound future.”
  
American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit will be held August 10 to 13, 2014 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado.

April 28, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Still time to submit to EU Commission against Hinkley nuclear rort

sign-thisThe EU consultation on state aid for the proposed new nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. Quick copy and paste submission. It Happens 1 April 14

 This is the submission done by Global 2000 ,which they say you are welcome to copy and paste  – Just add your name, email  address and the date at the end.  Send to stateaidgreffe@ec.europa.eu 
You don’t have to send it all and if there are any other points you want to raise, the scruffily put together facts in my last blog might be useful. There are some good links there too.

To: EU Commission - Directorate-General for Competition
E-mail: stateaidgreffe@ec.europa.eu
Subject: Hinkley Point C
I am very concerned about the current plans of the UK government to make a new nuclear power plant possible by granting enormous support for it. We would like to encourage the EU Commission to stick to its clear analysis, because we as CITIZENS/ NGOS/ BUSINESS in the UK do not want to be forced into paying a fixed high electricity price to EDF for several decades, with no chance of the possibly of making use of lower electricity prices…….. http://dandelionithappens-dendelion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/the-eu-consultation-on-state-aid-for.html

April 3, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

TAKE ACTION ! to stop the Hinkley Point nuclear plant

sign-thisThe EU consultation on state aid for the proposed new nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. Quick copy and paste submission. It happens 3 April 14  

.. http://dandelionithappens-dendelion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/the-eu-consultation-on-state-aid-for.html

 This is the submission done by Global 2000 ,which they say you are welcome to copy and paste  – Just add your name, email  address and the date at the end.  Send to stateaidgreffe@ec.europa.eu
You don’t have to send it all and if there are any other points you want to raise, the scruffily put together facts in my last blog might be useful. There are some good links there too.

To: EU Commission - Directorate-General for Competition
E-mail: stateaidgreffe@ec.europa.eu
Subject: Hinkley Point C
I am very concerned about the current plans of the UK government to make a new nuclear power plant possible by granting enormous support for it. We would like to encourage the EU Commission to stick to its clear analysis, because we as CITIZENS/ NGOS/ BUSINESS in the UK do not want to be forced into paying a fixed high electricity price to EDF for several decades, with no chance of the possibly of making use of lower electricity prices……..

April 2, 2014 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

December 3 call for international action against Toxic Trade Agreements

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see below for actions in 24 USA cities

Call To Action: December 3, International Day of Action Against Toxic Trade Agreements 

Join the International Call to End the WTO and Stop the New Wave of Free Trade Agreements on December 3rd, the first day of the World Trade Organization meetings in Bali, Indonesia. The WTO meeting will be followed by another round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meetings by lead negotiators in Singapore. Negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TAFTA) are also underway.

All of these trade agreements share the same fundamental principle that profits are more important than the health and needs of people and the planet. They are destroying local economies and public infrastructure in order to establish a global neo-liberal economic system that privatizes all goods and services. These agreements grant transnational corporations the power to change laws even down to the local level and challenge court decisions in their own tribunal that operates outside of sovereign judicial systems and cannot be challenged by domestic courts.

On December 3, we call on all allies for fair trade, peace and justice to gather in a public space at noon and declare global resistance to these toxic trade agreements. Continue reading

December 1, 2013 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Don’t get angry, get involved! Make GE pay for their nuclear mistakes

sign-thisIMPENDING FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER WILL BE ‘WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL’ – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Scriptonite Daily, 13 Nov 13 “……This is a Nightmare

It’s time for us to start focussing on what’s happening in Fukushima.  It may seem a faraway matter, on a distant continent – but disaster at Fukushima could mean disaster for us all.  If any of the reactors fully dispatch their toxic contents into the atmosphere, it is the end of Japan – and a global catastrophe.

The impacts are already being felt.

An average of 1.7 people per 100,000 in the general population between the ages of 15 and 19 contracted Thyroid cancer in 2007.  This year, 12 per 100,000 people younger than 18 at the time of the disaster in Fukushima were diagnosed with the disease.

According to Physicians for Social Responsibility:

“The precise value of the abandoned cities, towns, agricultural lands, businesses, homes and property located within the roughly 310 sq miles (800 sq km) of the exclusion zones has not been established.  Estimates of the total economic loss range from $250[iv]-$500[v] billion US.  As for the human costs, in September 2012 Fukushima officials stated that 159,128 people had been evicted from the exclusion zones, losing their homes and virtually all their possessions. Most have received only a small compensation to cover their costs of living as evacuees.  Many are forced to make mortgage payments on the homes they left inside the exclusion zones. They have not been told that their homes will never again be habitable.”

In spite of all this, TEPCO continue to turn a profit and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe plans to restart Japan’s nuclear power stations.

Don’t get angry, get involved!

Greenpeace have launched a petition demanding that GE pay up for their mistakes at Fukushima

Join the Facebook Page and Petition for the UN to take over responsibility for the crisis, and the world to unite to prevent a global disaster.https://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2013/11/13/impending-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-will-be-worse-than-chernobyl-what-you-need-to-know/

 

November 20, 2013 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Petition to European Union opposing subsidies for nuclear power

sign-thisWrite to Commissioner Almunia (European Union) 

No valid justification for subsidising nuclear power  http://www.energyfair.org.uk/home/open-letter/writing-to-commissioner

 

highly-recommendedNuclear subsidies: Open letter to Commissioner Almunia http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2160503/nuclear_subsidies_open_letter_to_commissioner_almunia.html Gerry Wolff 15th November 2013 Following the UK Government’s announcement of huge public subsidies for the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power station in Somerset, England, Energy Fair has called on EU Commissioner Almunia to open a formal investigation for breaches of competition law.

Dear Commissioner Almunia,

No valid justification for subsidising nuclear power

In connection with the proposed new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in south-west England (reut.rs/1fPaYlx), I’m writing to urge you to oppose the new subsidies for the project that are proposed by the UK government and also existing subsidies for nuclear operators (details below). Please open a formal investigation into this project and associated subsidies.

There is no valid justification for nuclear power subsdidies. They divert resources from other options that are altogether better and cheaper.

For reasons given below, they are bad for energy security, bad for the fight against climate change, bad financially for consumers and taxpayers in the UK, and bad for the development, throughout Europe, of the good alternatives which are ready to go, cheaper than nuclear power, and very much quicker to build.

Here are the main reasons: Continue reading

November 16, 2013 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Nov 27 kicks off Uranium Film Festival in USA

text-Please-Notelogo-uranium-film-festivalInternational Uranium Film Festival coming to Navajo Nation http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/international-uranium-film-festival.html  International Uranium Film Festival coming to Southwest: Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Window Rock By International Uranium Film Festival Censored News The International Uranium Film Festival is the world’s only traveling festival devoted to the entire Nuclear Fuel Chain, from uranium mining to nuclear power plants and the use of uranium bullets, from Hiroshima to Fukushima and Fallujah. Now the International Uranium Film Festival is coming to the birthplace of the nuclear age. Continue reading

October 31, 2013 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

Uranium Film Festival coming to the birthplace of the nuclear age.

logo-uranium-film-festivalATOMIC FILMS TRAVELING FROM RIO DE JANEIRO TO THE SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES
 The International Uranium Film Festival is coming to the birthplace of the nuclear age.
 Albuquerque, NM – On November 27th& 28th, 2013, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) will make its premiere screening in the United States, starting in the Southwest with Albuquerque, New Mexico highlighting over 40 films from 15 countries which explore not only this radioactive element called “uranium”, but nuclear practices as well. These are documentary films, experimental and animated films, new comedies, fiction and science fiction films
 
The Festival will make its way from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, Window Rock, Arizona and finally to New York City & Washington D.C. The third IUFF took place at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Rio de Janeiro in May 2013. This is the world’s only traveling festival devoted to the entire Nuclear Fuel Chain, from uranium mining to uranium bullets, from Hiroshima to Fukushima and Fallujah.
 
Founder of IUFF Norbert G. Suchanek of Germany living in Brazil, will be present with Executive Director, Marcia Gomes de Oliveira of Brazil along with producers and directors of the films. The 3 screenings are organized by a diverse group of volunteers working to bring films to the wide screen.
 
Contact:
 Damacio Lopez for general information. Each screening will have Point Persons (PP) on the ground and different programs featuring a different variety of the more than 40 films from the wide collection of the IUFF. These films bring to life what New Mexicans have experienced for decades from uranium mining to depleted uranium bullets.
International Uranium Film Festival Website:

October 26, 2013 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

International renewable energy conference in Karachi in November

renewable_energyflag-pakistanAlternative energy gaining momentum http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/business/25-Sep-2013/alternative-energy-gaining-momentum September 25, 2013  KARACHI - Renewable and Alternative Energy Association of Pakistan (REAP) is hosting 3rd International Exhibition/ Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy at Karachi Expo Centre from 1 to 3 November 2013.

While addressing a press conference chairman REAP Karachi, Abbas Sajid said that due to severe energy crisis in the country combined with rising costs of fuel and electricity and reduction in cost of Alternative Energy products like solar panels, the use of renewable and alternative energy is gaining momentum.
It is becoming feasible to invest in both off grid as well as on grid energy systems. This combined with Government support and good return on investment is attracting more and more domestic and international investors to this field.  With abundant sunlight and wind available in the country there is no reason why we cannot gain energy security and provide cheap and sustainable energy to our masses, which in turn will help our industry and exports to earn much needed foreign exchange for the country.
The REAP Expo 2013 is the only truly representative RE and AE event of the country where visitors will be able to see, compare and discuss the most up-to-date products and technologies. Displays will include systems for commercial, industrial, residential and institutional applications including complete systems, individual components and latest products of RE and plumbing fields, he added.

He said a Conference will run concurrent to the Expo featuring reputed foreign as well as local speakers who are experts in their fields. Presentations will be made on RE and opportunities available for different RE and Plumbing Technologies. There will be discussions on Local as well as International Renewable Energy Initiatives and Technologies. Problems will be highlighted and solutions proposed specially related to the domestic energy crisis.
Abbas Sajid said that the 3rd International Exhibition on Renewable & Alternative Energy will provide a great opportunity and unique chance to meet top officials, professionals and key decision-makers from related industries. Senior executives from prominent national and multi-national organisations have already consented to visit and participate in the Expo.
This year the event is being organised in collaboration with the Pakistan Society of Plumbing Professionals. The Expo is being supported by International companies like GIZ from Germany and all concerned Government Departments like AEDB, Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies, Ministry of Water and Power, Enercon, Ashrae Pakistan Chapter and Pakistan Society of Plumbing Professionals.

September 25, 2013 Posted by | ACTION | Leave a comment

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