Nuclear power is an important carbon-free energy source for about 10 percent of the world’s electricity. Many view it as essential in global efforts to mitigate climate change. In the United States 20 percent of electricity comes from 99 operating nuclear reactors. Looking ahead some 60 new nuclear reactors are under construction, mostly in Asia.
In North America and Western Europe the industry is challenged by retirement of older reactors and reduced competitiveness and policy support. In global markets US companies, until recently industry leaders, now face strong competition from other countries. These and other issues will be addressed by our speaker.
Speaker: Daniel S. Lipman, Vice President, Suppliers, New Reactors, and International Programs, Nuclear Energy Institute and a Johns Hopkins SAIS alumnus.
Moderated by: Wil Kohl, Senior Adviser, Energy, Resources and Environment Program, Johns Hopkins SAIS.