Past Event

Nuclear Revival?

Mon, Jun 11 2012 - 12:00pm Nuclear Revival?
Jim Boyd, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Marv Fertel, CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute
Joe Rubin, Reporter, Capital Public Radio/Center for Investigative Journalism
Two new nuclear plants are moving forward for the first time in nearly 30 years. Boosters of atomic power say that’s an indication an American atomic revival is back on track after the radioactive disaster in Fukushima. But the cost of the new U.S. plants are a staggering $10 billion a piece, raising questions of whether new nukes can stand on their own legs without government crutches. Abundant and cheap natural gas is also undercutting new nuclear, coal and renewable sources of electricity. What other sources of low carbon energy could supply the 20 percent of electricity now generated by splitting atoms? Join us for a discussion about a critical juncture in powering America’s future.
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check in, 12 p.m. program, 1 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)