Energy Lecture Series to Take a Look at Nuclear

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 18, 2013)—Washington & Jefferson College’s Energy Lecture Series continues with “Should We Rethink Nuclear?,” Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., in the Howard J. Burnett Center’s Yost Auditorium.

Presented by W&J’s Center for Energy Policy and Management and the Three Rivers Chapter of the U.S. Association of Energy Economists, the event features the showing of Pandora’s Promise, a new documentary film by Director Robert Stone, which explores the question, “How can you be an environmentalist and not be in favor of nuclear energy?”

The film examines the history and future of nuclear power and reveals that many of those who fiercely opposed the development and use of nuclear power are now embracing it.  What has prompted that dramatic change?  

Joel Cannon, Ph.D., W&J professor of physics, and Ingmar Sterzing, director, Commercial Operations, Westinghouse Electric Co., will lead a post-film discussion.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is suggested.  Please register here.

Upcoming lectures of the Energy Lecture Series:

• Nov. 20, 2013, 7 p.m.: “Obtaining a Social License to Operate in the Unconventional Shale Domain: The Center for Sustainable Shale Development”

• Feb. 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m.: “Thirst for Power: The Nexus of Energy & Water”

• March 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.: “A Vision for Coal”

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