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New Energy Technologies: A Policy Framework for Micro-Nuclear Technology

Energy supply and environmental challenges facing the industrialized world in recent years have rekindled interest in the expansion of electricity generation from nuclear power, but the continued development of traditional large-scale nuclear reactors for power generation has faced obstacles. New innovative designs, expected to come into play after 2020, aim to address the shortcomings of the traditional and newer larger-scale unit designs. Research and development have focused on making the reactors smaller with a reduced number of components and a simpler design that would produce a more simplified operation and maintenance. This workshop brought together leading experts in the field of nuclear power who discussed such issues as proliferation risk, social acceptance, technological advancements and economics of both traditional and smaller reactor designs. The Baker Institute hosted the workshop along with the Petroleum Energy Center of Japan and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States.

Event Participants

  • Neil W. Brown, Energy and Environment Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Jareer Elass, Consultant
  • Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
  • H.A. Feiveson, Senior Research Policy Scientist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
  • Michael W. Golay, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ehud Greenspan, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • Robert N. Schock, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Craig F. Smith, Energy and Environment Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Tatsujiro Suzuki, Chief Senior Researcher, Central Research Institute of Electrical Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan
  • John J. Taylor, Vice President, Nuclear Power (retired), Electric Power Research Institute
  • Yasuo Tsuchie, Senior Chief Researcher, Advanced Reactor & Technology Research and Development Department, Japan Atomic Power Company
Speaker Amy Jaffe

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Thu, April 12, 2001
9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago