Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome moderators Mark Deinert and Morgan Bazilian with panelists Daniel Kammen, John Kotek, Allison Macfarlane, Rachel Slaybaugh, and Frank N. von Hippel, presenting a webinar titled The Role of Nuclear Power in Addressing Climate Change on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 9:30am – 11:00am (MT). Individual presentation from the panelists will be followed by a roundtable discussion.
TOPIC: THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR POWER IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE
MODERATORS: MARK DEINERT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AND PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MORGAN BAZILIAN AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
DANIEL KAMMEN, PAYNE INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP, PROFESSOR, GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, PROFESSOR OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, JAMES AND KATHERINE LAU DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF SUSTAINABILITY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
JOHN KOTEK, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR POLICY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT THE NUCLEAR INSTITUTE
ALLISON MACFARLANE, PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
RACHEL SLAYBAUGH, DIRECTOR OF THE CYCLOTRON ROAD DIVISION, LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
FRANK N. VON HIPPEL, SENIOR RESEARCH PHYSICIST AND PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EMERITUS WITH PRINCETON’S PROGRAM ON SCIENCE & GLOBAL SECURITY
TIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021 – 9:30AM – 11:00AM MT
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The developing world will see a considerable expansion in electricity production in the coming decades, and the transition to electric vehicles will create a need for additional capacity in many locations. Nuclear power is a low-carbon energy source that does not suffer the variability issues associated with renewables. However, considerable obstacles exist to its expansion. A panel of experts from the climate, regulatory, and industrial communities will discuss nuclear’s role in addressing climate change including the obstacles to it.
For details, including titles and abstracts, for the presentations from our panelists, please link to the events webpage.