Thu, 10/17/13 12:30 PM to 2:30 AM h
Launching the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
1152 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

A light lunch will be served from 12:15pm

Opening remarks:
Christopher Paine, Senior Policy Advisor, NRDC Nuclear Program

Mycle Schneider, Independent energy consultant, Lead author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Report

Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center
Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists

Matthew McKinzie, Director, NRDC Nuclear Program

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The Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) are delighted to invite you to a luncheon discussion with Mycle Schneider, the lead author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013. The plummeting natural gas prices, sovereign debt crisis, proliferation concerns and improved economic conditions for renewable energy sources have created a challenging global environment for nuclear power. Contrary to what the nuclear industry would have us believe that we are seeing a global renaissance in nuclear power, nuclear power the world over is on the decline. This is especially true in the US, where operating reactors are being closed as uneconomic for the first time in 15 years. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report provides a vital reality check to the current situation of the global nuclear industry as well as identifying important nuclear trends.

Mycle Schneider is an independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy based in Paris. Mycle is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) at Princeton University, USA. His consulting clients included the French and German Environmental Ministries, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Greenpeace, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, the European Commission, the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety. Mycle has given evidence and held briefings at Parliaments in thirteen countries and given lectures at fourteen universities around the globe. He founded the Energy Information Agency WISE-Paris in 1983 and directed it until 2003. In 1997, along with Jinzabuto Takagi, he received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.

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This event is in cooperation with FAS and NRDC.

organised byHeinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Büro Washington