Should Nuclear Energy be Expanded to Help Create a More Sustainable Future? This was the question that Hofstra University posed to debaters in its second annual Pride and Purpose Debate last Thursday, November 20, 2014. The debate panelists brought together to discuss the environmental, fiscal, and policy issues pertaining to the expansion of nuclear energy were: Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education, Heidi Hutner director of sustainability studies and associate professor of sustainability and English at Stony Brook University, J Bret Bennington professor of geology at Hofstra University, and Paul Wilson spokesperson for the American Nuclear Society and professor of nuclear engineering at University of Wisconsin- Madison.Learn more
France has been a world leader in nuclear power, deriving almost 80% of its produced electricity from nuclear reactors. Following the 1974 oil shock, France embraced nuclear power by building 58 nuclear reactors in an effort to be energy self-sufficient. Where do the French see themselves as energy consumers and producers today and what is the future trend for the French after a 40 year investment in production of nuclear power?Learn more
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