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February Monthly Meeting

Discussion: The Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S.

with Daniel Curtis, PhD candidate in Nuclear Science and Engineering, chair of the GSC External Affairs Board

Monday, February 13, 2017

6:00–7:30 pm

56-180

Dinner provided for attendees!

Nuclear reactors are the largest source of zero-emissions power in the U.S., but concerns about safety and cost continue to fuel detractors. What will the future of nuclear energy look like in the U.S.? Will the Trump administration, which has shown interest in aiding nuclear power, bode well for the nuclear industry (despite skepticism regarding climate change)? In the longer term, what is the outlook on new plants and new technologies? How should spending be prioritized between subsidizing nuclear and renewables?