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.
Here is a summary:
Nuclear power’s renaissance — indeed the era of gigawatt-scale reactors — is over. Many factors have contributed to the current state, most recently the Japanese nuclear crisis. There may be a positive future for nuclear technology, but what might such a future look like? If nuclear technology is to regain public trust and to contribute to our electricity future in the longer term, completely reconsidered technology, safety regulation and liability rules will be required.
The full presentation is Adams speaking notes EDA – Nuclear Now_Global Events and Implications for the Canadian Nuclear Industry.