The recorded session is best heard with RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.
Thanks to Robin Carey and her team at the Energy Collective and to the other two panelists for a great discussion!
Thursday, Nov 13th
11:00 am Eastern / 8:00 am Pacific
This fall the Energy Collective will present a free Webinar on energy and climate. Our panelists include writers, policy-makers and entrepreneurs in their fields, and are drawn both from inside and outside The Energy Collective community.
Registration is free: click here
Once you register with an email address, you will receive by return email prior to the date/time of the online event a link to login to the free web seminar. You will able to use the web page interface to submit questions to the panel in real time. You will be able to hear the panel discussion through your computer's speakers.
Nuclear Energy Session
No topic in energy is more controversial than nuclear power. It promises great benefits even as it faces significant obstacles. Unlike any other method of energy generation, it is zero-carbon, base-load, and potentially unlimited. Yet cost and political considerations may slow the nuclear energy industry from gaining ground.
- In this Webinar, our panelists will analyze the potential for a nuclear future in America.
- What are the key factors driving the costs of bringing new nuclear plants online?
- How might the introduction of carbon pricing alter the picture?
The panelists will discuss whether politics, ability to attract investors, costs, and regulatory obstacles can be overcome?
After brief opening statements, the audience will have the ability to submit questions to the panel in real time.
Panelists for Energy Collective online discussion
- Ashton Poole
Ashton Poole is a Managing Director in the Global Power and Utility Group, Morgan Stanley, New York. He is responsible for investment banking coverage of selected domestic electric and gas utilities, financial sponsors with utility and energy interests, and for coordination of Latin America utility opportunities.
He has worked on several industry-defining transactions, including the Duke / PanEnergy and AEP / Central and South West Corporation mergers.
In addition, Ashton played a key role in numerous utility privatizations in Brazil. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ashton was a strategy consultant with Gemini Consulting, where he focused on the utility and telecommunications industries.
- Jerry Paul
Mr. Paul is a nuclear engineer and attorney, formerly served as the elected representative of Florida’s 71st district in the House of Representatives where he ws on several environmental and energy committees. He is currently CEO of Capitol Energy, Tallahassee, FL.
Mr. Paul formerly served as Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Appointed by President Bush in February 2004 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he was responsible for coordinating all activities of the NNSA at its national laboratories and production facilities.
He has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee and as the Florida representative for both the Southern States Energy Board and the National Conference of Legislators Committees on Environmental and Natural Resources.
He is currently the Distinguished Fellow on Energy Policy at the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee.
- Dan Yurman
Dan Yurman has worked in the nuclear industry since 1989, including 10 years in the strategic planning office of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the areas of technology commercialization and business development for nuclear and environmental technologies.
He publishes 'Idaho Samizdat', a blog on nuclear energy, which is syndicated on Reuters and Forbes and has readers in more than 70 countries.
Prior to working at the INL, he was at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. His assignments included appropriations and budget for the clean water and hazardous waste programs.
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