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Futurists Meetings

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Aug 17, 2013

Title   "The Future of Nuclear Power"

Presenter: Brian Toren

Abstract: This presentation addresses the state and future of Nuclear energy. As you know nuclear energy was the energy of the future. There are presently  400 plants  in the world . Deservedly or not, nuclear energy nuclear energy is not as welcome as it once was. It has been plagued by cost, a nuclear waste problem and a few disastrous nuclear accidents. I will discuss the present technologies briefly. I am going to address the future and status of the next generations. Only early Generation 3 reactors have been built. More versions await acceptance. I will discuss some of these and some newer processes that look promising. Some are scheduled in the near future and some 20 to 50 years down the road. I will look at the status of  fusion and the various approaches, this includes cold and near-cold fission. It is possible some things that are on the drawing board will be viable long before projects in which billions have already been spent. Three or four videos are included in this presentation.

Future of Nuclear Energy.ppt


Generations of Nuclear Reactors  https://www.amacad.org/multimedia/pdfs/publications/researchpapersmonographs/nuclearReactors.pdf





Hank Lederer, Roger Rydberg

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Topics Pending for 2012

Future schedule work in progress

Roundtable: Tech Breakthrough Forecasts for 2015-2020

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