We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dale Klein will give the opening keynote address at the Future of Nuclear 2014 Conference on November 4 in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. Dale Klein has been associated with the University of Texas since 1977 in a variety of administrative and academic positions as well as a professor of mechanical engineering (nuclear program). He served as a presidential appointee to the Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs at the Pentagon from 2001 to 2006 and as Chairman of the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 2006 to 2009.
Dr. Dale Klein returned in 2010 as a professor of mechanical engineering (nuclear program) and as the associate director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2011 he became the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Texas System. He also serves on the Board of the Southern Company and Pinnacle West / Arizona Public Service. Dr. Klein currently serves as the Chairman of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Early bird registration is open for Future of Nuclear 2014. Visit the link below to read more and register and watch futureofnuclear.com for further updates on speakers and panellists.
In recent weeks, sources as diverse as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Dalai Lama have all commented on the relentless growth of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the earth’s atmosphere and the need to mitigate resultant climate change effects. In all instances the sources have talked about the need for nuclear energy to play an increased role in the global energy mix. Along with renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar, together with innovations in smart grid and energy storage, leading thinkers believe there still may be a chance to rein in overall global warming before certain irreversible tipping points are reached.
In our post-Fukushima world many leading policy makers, politicians, and stakeholders are revisiting and reassessing the role that nuclear power can play in the global energy mix. What innovations have taken place since the Fukushima generation reactors were designed and deployed? What innovations have there been in safety, regulation, and decommissioning? Have there been advances in quantifying the risks and liabilities of nuclear projects? What are the innovations and considerations in public policy, education and awareness that have prompted several jurisdictions to ramp up their nuclear programs?
On November 4, 2014, Mindfirst will host the second Future of Nuclear Conference that will address many of these questions. We are currently in the process of developing the agenda, content and speaker list. Interested participants and potential speakers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the agenda from last year’s Future of Nuclear conference.