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(Full disclosure: I might be giving one of these seminars in the future)
Title: Nuclear Energy and its future in US Energy Policy
Abstract: Energy use is related to quality of life. With only 1 billion of the earth's inhabitance within the quality zone, another 5 billion people will need to be brought up to this standard. This will require a tremendous amount of energy, from where will this energy supply come? Currently, our energy supply is primarily derived from fossil fuels. We will likely run out of these in the next 100 years given the current rate of consumption. It is not possible to conserve ones way out of this situation. Energy will still be required to meet daily use. One possible energy mix that might meet the needs of the next 100 years, is a 1/3 fossil fuel, 1/3 renewables, and 1/3 nuclear. For this to occur solar and wind energy will need to grow from 0 to 33%, nuclear would need to grow from 17% to 34%. I am afraid that this is not possible without significant changes in the political climate in the United States. Local zoning boards are preventing wind turbine installations. No new nuclear plants have been built in the U. S. since work on the River Bend plant began in 1977, one generation ago. This talk will focus on how nuclear power can be expanded to meet the demand for energy. It will also cover some of the difficulties involved in increasing the energy supply from nuclear and renewable sources.
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