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New York City – April 14, 2015

A CONVERATION ON NUCLEAR ENERGY
As part of the BNEF Future of Energy Summit

On April 14, 2015 Nuclear Matters and Bloomberg BNA hosted "A Conversation on Nuclear Energy," a panel discussion conducted during Bloomberg New Energy Finance's three-day Future of Energy Summit, held in New York City.


PANELISTS:

  • Tom Blees, President, The Science Council
  • Senator Judd Gregg, Co-Chair, Nuclear Matters
  • Mark Marano, President, Americas, Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Gary Mignogna, President and Chief Executive Officer, Areva
  • Michael Twomey, Vice President of External Affairs, Entergy Wholesale Commodities

 

MODERATOR:

  • Chris Gadomski, Lead Analyst, Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Panelists conducted a wide-ranging discussion on the variety of challenges confronting nuclear plants, including the fact that 20% of the reactors in the United States face premature decommissioning, according to former Senator Judd Gregg, Co-Chair, Nuclear Matters. Key themes included: on-grid competition from non-nuclear producers, the important role nuclear producers play in maintaining grid reliability, the carbon reduction benefits of nuclear energy, reactor reliability, the cost-effectiveness of nuclear power, the untapped capacity levels of existing reactors and the coming generation of nuclear reactors.

Head of Research, Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Chris is the Lead Analyst of Nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Chris directs the firm’s nuclear energy research team...

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Co-Chair, Nuclear Matters Judd Gregg served as a United States Senator from 1993 to 2011 and was Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee. Prior to his tenure in the Senate,...

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President, The Science Council Tom Blees is the author of Prescription for the Planet - The Painless Remedy for Our Energy & Environmental Crises. He is the president of the Science Council for...

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President, Americas, Westinghouse Electric Company Mark Marano brings more than 25 years of nuclear industry and vendor operations experience to his position as president, Americas Region. Marano...

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President and Chief Executive Officer, AREVA Inc. North America Gary Mignogna was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of AREVA Inc. on June 1, 2014. Mignogna joined AREVA in 1981,...

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Vice President of External Affairs, Entergy Wholesale Commodities Mike Twomey has worked on public utility regulation issues for more than twenty years. Working out of Entergy Corporation’s...

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