|Speaker: Mr Ian Hore-Lacy, Director for Information, World Nuclear Association, London|
|Venue||John Connell Auditorium, Engineers Australia, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne, VIC|
|Date||Wednesday 6 March, 6pm for 6:30pm|
|Members Cost||FREE (Engineers Australia, IET members and IEEE members)|
|Non Members Cost||$30|
|Event Contact||Emily James|
|Contact Phone||03 9321 1715|
|Hosted By||EEEVic - ITEE, IET and IEEE|
Nuclear power provides about 14% of world electricity, as continuous reliable supply on a large scale. It has the potential and probability of considerable expansion, especially where carbon emission constraints apply, and as the grid transmission issues with high inputs of intermittent renewable become more challenging. Public acceptance is crucial, and perceptions relating to safety, wastes and radiation need to become more widely based on facts rather than folklore, and put into perspective. Any wide market penetration of electric cars has the potential to increase the proportion of electricty provided as base-load, and hence benefit nuclear prospects. Desalination is another growth area for power demand, including from nuclear.
Attendance is worth up to 2 Engineers Australia CPD hours.