Video of Christopher Flavin with a global perspective on nuclear power

Worldwatch Institute President Christopher Flavin spoke yesterday in Washington D.C. on the future of the nuclear energy industry.

The Worldwatch Institute has released a flawed, but very interesting video of Worldwatch President Christopher Flavin, speaking yesterday in Washington D.C. on the future of the nuclear energy industry. It is flawed because – although those in Flavin’s live audience can see the charts he represents – the video does not show them. Still, Flavin does a good job describing the slides, and I got the gist of what he was saying from watching this video. Flavin’s main point appears to be that the nuclear renaissance of which many speak is nothing of the kind.

When I posted a video last week showing Bill Nye speaking about Japan’s Fukushima plant, several people complained loudly that Bill Nye is not an expert on nuclear power. To all who complained, please watch this video. Christopher Flavin is an expert. In addition to being the Worldwatch Institute president, he is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the Climate Institute, and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. His research and writing focus is international energy and climate policy.

Deborah Byrd