Monday, 22 August 2011, 7 p.m., Edinburgh
Debate: Energy is Power
Debate: Energy Is Power, at Book Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival
This event occurred on: Monday, 22 August 2011, 7 p.m.
In recent years it has seemed that nuclear has been gaining the upper hand over renewables, in the battle to replace fossil fuels as our primary source of energy. But the disaster at Fukushima in Japan earlier this year has given the debate a sharp new perspective. How can we weigh up the costs and risks of the different options? Passions will run high in this discussion with Tim Radford, award-winning science writer, leading Scottish poet John Burnside, and a third speaker to be confirmed.