One of the thorniest issues in the debate over moving to a lower-carbon future involves nuclear energy. Supporters point out its carbon-free footprint. Opponents say the capital costs for expansion are too expensive and note that no permanent – or even temporary – storage site has been approved for spent nuclear rods.
A panel of experts will discuss the complex issue and debate the future of nuclear energy during a symposium at the University of Houston next week.
“Going Nuclear: Risks, Odds and Potential,” part of the UH Energy Symposium Series, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Student Center South Houston Room.
Speakers include Armond Cohen, executive director of the Clean Air Task Force; Shirley S. Ho of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; Mark Z. Jacobson, director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program at Stanford University; and Jessica Lovering, director of energy at The Breakthrough Institute.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, deputy director of the clean energy program at Third Way, will serve as moderator.
WHAT: “Going Nuclear: Risks, Odds and Potential,” part of the UH Energy Symposium Series.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.
WHERE: UH Student Center South Houston Room.
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