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Silicon Valley Clean Tech Speaker Series - Solving Climate & Energy Problems With Thorium Reactors

May 17, 2011, 1:30 AM to 3:30 AM PDT

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In the months before the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan, China officially announced their move towards a next-generation nuclear technology. China is heavily investing in “clean” nuclear power, which is powered by thorium-fueled molten-salt nuclear reactors. This is key to their strategy to move away from coal.
Dr. Alex Cannara will give the background on Thorium, and how it has long been considered important to a future of safe, abundant, emissions-free energy for the United States and the world. He will explain how it can be used to offer a millennia of safe nuclear power, as well as a path to nuclear security.
The presentation will also touch on basics of radiation and its impact on health plus a brief review of why Fukushima is a management not a nuclear problem, and one we can all learn from.

Come hear about this overlooked safer alternative for long term baseline power generation.

Location

LocalBizNetwork
21040 Homestead Road, Suite 205
Cupertino, CA 95014

LocalBizNetwork is on Homestead near the corner where Stelling and Hollenbeck meet, exactly opposite Starbucks; Suite 205 is upstairs, in the 21040 building marked "Allstate".
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Presenters

Dr. Alex Cannara is an engineering consultant on energy alternatives and policies. He has extensive experience working with local & national governmental & environmental groups and helping clients define and execute alternative energy strategies. Examples of clients include: the Sierra Club, NRDC, Union of Concerned Scientists, Silicon Valley Action Network, Palo Alto & Atherton municipal commissions among others.

Who Should Attend

Individuals from the private and public sector looking for:

  • Information on an alternative safer nuclear technology
  • Understanding whether nuclear is an energy option given the disaster in Japan and how we can avoid nuclear accidents
  • Investment, technology development and career opportunities
  • Solar and wind energy advocates looking for non-carbon producing complementary energy sources
  • Professional development and networking opportunities

Additional Details

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Directions: LocalBizNetwork is on Homestead near the corner where Stelling and Hollenbeck meet, exactly opposite Starbucks; Suite 205 is upstairs, in the 21040 building marked "Allstate".

From Frwy-85 going North from San Jose, take the Stevens Creek Blvd exit, turn right, drive 2 blocks to make a left on N Stelling Rd; drive 2 blocks to make a left at W Homestead Rd and turn immediately into driveway on the left for 21040. Free and ample parking available in front or back of building.

From Frwy-85 coming South from Mt View, take the exit for Homestead Rd and make a left towards Sunnyvale/Cupertino, drive past the Homestead High School, and turn right into driveway for 21040, just BEFORE the light at Stelling/Hollenbeck. Free and ample parking available in front or back of building.

From Frwy-280 going North, take the De Anza Blvd exit right, towards Sunnyvale, drive 1 block to make a left on Homestead Rd, go past second light at Stelling/Hollenbeck, and turn immediately into driveway on the left for 21040. Free and ample parking available in front or back of building.


Sponsors

Silicon Valley Clean Tech Forum EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valleyhttp://www.ecogreengroup.org