The New England region, arguably one of the most environmentally conscious regions of the country, has long demonstrated a commitment to clean air. Nuclear energy has played a key role in reducing CO2 emissions and remains a significant asset in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Yet existing nuclear plants industry face key challenges and competing market forces in the northeast.
Join us for this free event, the second in a series, exploring nuclear energy going forward. Industry and policy experts will engage in a spirited conversation on the burning questions facing the industry and the future of nuclear energy. For details on other events in the Nuclear Going Forward series, please click here.
Key Areas of Discussion
What role should nuclear energy play in helping to achieve the environmental and energy objectives for New England?
What are the key challenges facing nuclear energy plants across the country and why is it important that existing nuclear plants be preserved?
How will the closure of Entergy’s Vermont Yankee reactor, and economic challenges to reactors throughout the region, affect New England’s energy mix?
How will pending legislation in Massachusetts affect the industry?
What is the promise for advanced technology reactors, currently being pursued by technologists in the region?
If nuclear power is here to stay, how should it fit into New England’s clean energy initiatives?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:30 – 11:00 am ET
The Westin Copley Place 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA
Confirmed Speakers include:
John F. Kotek, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy
William Mohl, President, Entergy Wholesale Commodities
Former Senator Judd Gregg, Co-Chair, Nuclear Matters
Seth Grae, President & CEO, Lightbridge
Jay Surina, CFO, NuScale
Daniel Weekley, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Dominion Resources
Simon Irish, Chief Executive, Director, Terrestrial Energy
Dr. Charles Forsberg, Executive Director, MIT Nuclear Fuel Cycle Project