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-E2's May 2011 Telesalon
In case you missed it, below is a link to E2's May Telesalon: "Nuclear Energy – What Now?” from Wednesday, May 4, 2011 (members only). Nuclear Energy – What Now?
The incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is provoking questions around the world about nuclear energy. The U.S. nuclear fleet, responsible for roughly 20% of total domestic electricity production, includes at least 31 plants of identical or similar design to the Fukushima plant. What implications does the catastrophe in Japan have for the safety of our current nuclear power plants? Under what circumstances does nuclear make sense in our future energy portfolio, economically and environmentally? What are the options, risks and trade-offs for replacing aging nuclear plants, either with new versions of nuclear or with a combination of fossil fuel and renewable power? How will these energy decisions play out in Washington, DC in the near future?
This E2 Telesalon, featuring Christopher Paine, Dr. Thomas Cochran, and Matthew McKinzie of the NRDC Nuclear Program, summarized what happened and what is continuing to unfold at Fukushima, and addressed the viability for nuclear energy going forward. Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA), a math PhD with more than 20 years experience in the clean energy field, gave a Capitol Hill perspective on the nuclear issue and the decisions that will be made at the federal level to determine the future direction of U.S. energy generation.
To listen to this audio recording, please click on the link below (members only):
After the TeleSalon, The New York Times wrote an article addressing many of the issues our speakers discussed. You can take a look at this piece by clicking here
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