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The Future of Nuclear Power in the U.S.: A Twilight?

Professor David Victor

The U.S. nuclear power industry is in trouble. Many reactors have closed; promised new reactors have run into financial trouble. The biggest builder of new reactors has gone bankrupt. New reactor designs are intriguing, but they are still much too costly to be viable. This lecture will take stock of the situation and will focus on the practical implications for San Onofre, the largest U.S. commercial reactor complex to be shut down. It will also look at the emerging balance between public- and private-sector investment in new designs.

Instructor: David Victor is Professor of International Relations and co-director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation at UC San Diego. His research focuses on highly regulated industries and how regulation affects the operation of major energy markets. Victor is author of Global Warming Gridlock, which explains why the world has not made much diplomatic progress on the problem of climate change. He has a PhD in political science from MIT.

Coordinator: John Kroon

Course Number: OSHR-70114   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
02/13/2018 In-class 128900 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla