Nuclear apologists are deluded
The nuclear debate has reached a new stage with several prominent environmentalists endorsing fission as a necessary addition to the energy mix. Co-founder of Friends of the Earth and Founding Director of Forum for the Future Jonathon Porritt argues that anyone favouring nuclear energy has not looked properly at the economics or has been suckered by industry propaganda. Porritt argues that the nuclear industry has not delivered on 60 years of promises, and he doubts that it never will.
Ken Hickson, Chairman and CEO - Sustain Ability Showcase Asia, participated in the 2012 Singapore brainstorm event and gives his thoughts on the topics discussed.
Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director - Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, looks at the choices for diversifying Asia's fuel usage.
It is common knowledge that shale gas, or fracking, has transformed the energy landscape in America. The widespread rollout of fracking has lowered natural gas prices and given the US an abundant supply. So much so that it is now exporting excess supplies to other countries. But in Europe, where a safety first approach has been adopted, progress has been slow and hindered by environmental concerns. As Europe ponders whether to embrace shale gas let’s take a look at the American story as it offers plenty of food for thought for policy makers and environmentalists.
Christophe Frei provides his view on Europe’s energy future.
Nithi Neseadurai, President - Environmental Protection Society Malayasia, gives his thoughts on the Kuala Lumpur Brainstorm event.