Dalton Seminar Series: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: Energy Justice for the 21st Century?
|Starts:||12:45 30 Mar 2017|
|Ends:||13:45 30 Mar 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Dalton Nuclear Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Jeremy Rayner|
Social acceptability remains a critical challenge for nuclear energy and, especially, for new technologies such as small modular reactors (SMRs). While significant efforts are being made to understand the sources of public attitudes to nuclear energy and to improve public engagement at all stages of technology development and deployment, little has been done for policy analysis and advice to decision makers. The Energy Justice Initiative seeks to bring together researchers across disciplines to address problems of energy scarcity and energy insecurity around the world. Applying an energy justice approach to the analysis of the case for SMRs can significantly alter the range of policy options and how these options are presented in the broader policy process.
Dr Jeremy Rayner
Role: Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Organisation: University of Saskatchewan
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