Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The U.S. is at the threshold of a nuclear renaissance as it
prepares for a new era of nuclear power plant construction.
But nuclear technology can provide so much more. Indeed, it
brings the promise of an energy revolution. The development
and commercialization of small reactors, fast reactors, alternative
fueled reactors, and other technologies will allow nuclear power to
be applied in ways that rarely enter the energy conversation.
These technologies can safely and securely bring electricity to
parts of the world that remain untouched by modern energy
infrastructure. They can also be used as secure
transportation fuel, to bring the world potable water, as well as
providing Americans with low-cost, clean electricity. What
will it take for these technologies to become commercially viable
in the U.S.? What obstacles must they overcome and how do
they fit into the broad picture of nuclear energy? Are there
any potential drawbacks? Join us as representatives from the
Idaho National Laboratory, Thorium Reactors, Hyperion and General
Atomics discuss the potential of new nuclear technologies for
More About the Speakers
Ambassador Dennis K. Hays (Ret.)
Thorium Power, Ltd.
Deborah Deal Blackwell, APR
Licensing & Public Affairs,
Hyperion Power Generation, Inc.
Philip C. Hildebrandt
Special Assistant to the Laboratory Director for
Prototype Reactors & Major Projects,
Idaho National Laboratory
Vice President, the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity