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Nuclear Science Week: the ANS local and student sections events
Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a celebration designed to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. National events marking the 11th annual NSW took place October 19–23 in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme was “Think Clean. Think Solutions. Think Nuclear.”
Several ANS local and student sections from around the world organized their own events to celebrate NSW, as follows:
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD|Cosponsored by OPD
Monday, June 8, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EDT)
Laura Hermann (Potomac Communications Group, Inc.)
James J. Byrne
Susan Gallier (American Nuclear Society)
Emission-reduction policies should neither favor nor limit any one energy source over another. Instead, such policies should evaluate energy sources based upon their ability to contribute reliably to meeting emission-reduction targets. Furthermore, a post-pandemic world is likely to influence public sentiment about the environment, risk assessment and consumerism. How we set and achieve climate changes goals will be radically altered for the foreseeable future.
This panel will cover recent initiatives at the international, federal, state and local levels that allow nuclear to play a role addressing climate change. Experts will share their experiences working with the IPCC, The Clean Energy Ministerial and other international efforts. Also, discussion will explore community-level efforts to implement regional future clean energy portfolios.
Join international experts, utility leaders, representatives from academia, and social scientists for an interactive discussion on recent policy approaches to help achieve intended emission-reduction targets, and how new approaches may emerge post-COVID-19. Panelists will discuss the ways community leaders influence energy policy. They will also share how, from climate change goals to the broader sustainability agenda, their communications have been influenced by the public health crisis.
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Reference — Nuclear new build must be part of the French economic recovery plan
Reference — Nuclear Energy's Role in Climate Change Policy — ANS-44-2019
Reference — INSC Declaration
Reference — Declaration from Nuclear Societies
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