The Roots of Progress

Video: The Energy of Tomorrow: The Promise, Failure, and Possible Rebirth of Nuclear Power

Here’s the recording of my talk at UT Austin on nuclear power:

In the 1950s, nuclear power was seen as the energy of the future. Today, it is stagnating on the sidelines, providing only 10% of world electricity, with no fundamental advance in reactor design for several decades. Why did this technology seem so incredibly promising, how did it go so badly wrong, and is there hope for a nuclear renaissance? This talk will demystify nuclear power, explaining how it works and why it deserves development instead of neglect.

My thanks to Greg Salmieri and the Salem Center for hosting.

See all my talks and interviews here.

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