The following is my presentation to the conference Enercom 2011. The presentation addresses the implications of Japan’s nuclear crisis and trends in global energy developments for the Canadian nuclear industry.
March 29, Enercom Conference, presentation “Where is Nuclear Now? Global Events and Implications for the Canadian Nuclear Industry”, description of the event April 9, Wind Concerns Meaford, description of the event, additional notice, advance news coverage. Here is a good summary of the presentations and the event published in the Owen Sound Sun times
Here are some comments and developments regarding the state of the nuclear renaissance:
Some of my media appearances mostly for the period March 17-19, although some from March 13-16 (not an exhaustive list):
Here are some sources for news and analysis on the nuclear events in Japan to consider:
Power and Politics (March 14) discussing the quality of information coming from Japan, assurances to Canadians from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the challenge of doing integrated safety assessment, and potential oversights in reactor safety thinking in Canada. The other guest is Linda Keen, former president Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The Lang & O’Leary Exchange …
To put the Japanese nuclear crisis in context, consider how amazingly technically competent the Japanese are with other aspects of their power system. Japanese electricity consumers pay some of the highest prices in the world for service. In return, Japanese utilities provide unparalleled service. One element of the energy infrastructure in Japan that survived the …