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Nuclear Power: Meltdown or Revival?


April 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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    Three years after Fukushima is nuclear power dead in the water? Or is it poised for revival due to the world’s desperate need for carbon-free energy? Two U.S. nuclear plants are being shut down but dozens of others have received a new lease on life from regulators who approved letting them run another decade or two. Nuclear’s biggest challenge comes from the glut of natural gas which is undercutting both clean and dirty sources of electricity.
    Nuclear advocates say new technologies can deliver safe atomic power at competitive prices. Detractors say nuclear is propped up by a liability shield subsidized by taxpayers and that Fukushima proves it has unacceptable health and environmental risks.
    Jon Koomey, Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University
    Dave Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Safety Project, Union of Concerned Scientists
    Per Peterson, Member, Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future; Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
    Date: Thursday, April 3
    Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, Second Floor, San Francisco
    Time: 6:00 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
    Cost: $20 non-member, $12 members, $7 students  
    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.

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