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MEP addresses energy engineers at Nottingham Conference

Friday, 15th October 2010

Local MEP Roger Helmer addressed a Conference organised by the Minerals Engineering Society at the Hilton Hotel in Nottingham yesterday evening. Mr Helmer spoke to the engineers about Britain’s needs for coal and nuclear energy, as renewable energy would not meet the demands of a growing economy.

The Minerals Engineering Society, who met to discuss the increasing gap between energy supply and demand, held their two day conference in Nottingham and hosted various sessions discussing topics such as nuclear waste storage, bio- fuels and the environmental upgrade of Ratcliffe Power Station.

Speaking at the conference dinner Mr Helmer re-affirmed his doubts about the theory of man-made climate change, saying:

“Renewables may have a part to play at the margin, provided we can get their costs competitive. But to guarantee continuous power for a growing economy, we urgently need more nuclear and coal generating capacity”