Past Event

Nuclear Power: Setting Sun?

Fri, Apr 8 2011 - 12:00pm

Nuclear Power: Setting Sun?

Jacques Besnainou, CEO AREVA Inc.
Lucas Davis, Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Jeff Byron, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission 

How will deadly explosions at two Japanese nuclear power plants affect plans to build new reactors in the United States? French engineering giant AREVA aims to participate in President Obama's planned revival of nuclear energy in America. Where does that stand now? Industry supporters say that effort was flagging even before the Japanese situation became headline news. Does this offer an opportunity for other low-carbon fuels to seize the day? How can the energy sector be a job driver? Join us for a conversation about nukes and renewable electricity in an era of soaring oil prices and resurgent doubts about nuclear safety. 

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 check-in, noon program
Cost: MEMBERS FREE
, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.