ThorEA organised, and the Weinberg Foundation sponsored, a lunchtime “fringe meeting” at the Liberal Democrats’ conference in York on Saturday March 8th.
It was held in the Bootham Room of the Hilton Hotel in York, next to the Barbican centre where the conference was taking place, from 1-2 pm.The nominal capacity was 50, and the room was full.
We had three talks from::
- Professor Bob Cywinski, on the potential thorium has for solving the energy crisis
- Professor Rebecca Seviour, chair of ThorEA, on the opportunities for UK scientists and engineers
- David Martin, of the Weinberg foundation, on the political situation
(We will upload a link to David’s talk as soon as we can.)
These were followed by a very lively discussion session. People were interested and generally supportive, with lots of questions about the technology and the politics. The Liberal Democrats have moved, at their last conference, from an anti-nuclear position to one which recognises that some nuclear power may be necessary to keep the lights on while reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and are thus in a good position to offer new ideas to the public..
Further meetings at other party conferences may follow…