Considering the Costs and Benefits of Nuclear Power: Pros and Cons of New Plants

October 22, 2008 12:27 pm — 12:27 pm
New York, NY

Energy, Environmental Law, and International Environmental Law Committees of the New York City Bar Association
Sallan Foundation
Environmental Law Institute

Should new nuclear energy be in our future? The challenges of global warming, geo-strategic problems of access to fossil fuels and increasing demand for global energy resources have generated both controversy and urgency regarding nuclear power. The panel will review the technical, financial, environmental, health and proliferation issues and debate the pros and cons of constructing new plants.

Edna Sussman
, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

An International Perspective by:
Maggie Lemmerman
, Energy Policy Adviser, Global Issues Group, British Embassy, Washington

Pro’s and Con’s of New Nuclear Energy — Panelists:
Robert Alvarez
, Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies
Carey W. Fleming, Senior Counsel - Nuclear Generation, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC
Dr. Edwin Lyman, Senior Staff Scientist, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Caren Byrd, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Division

Eileen D. Millett
, Gibbons P.C.

Questions for the Panelists by the Audience

Closing Remarks:
Nancy Anderson
, Sallan Foundation