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Nuclear Energy's Future
Start Date: 11/7/2012Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 11/7/2012End Time: 6:30 PM

Event Description:
Clean Energy America invites you to learn about the future of nuclear energy. Meet with the experts working for a variety of energy companies to discuss today’s critical energy issues and the nuclear industry.
Approximately 20% of the electricity in the U.S. comes from nuclear energy and as a result the 650 million metric tons of carbon pollution that would have been emitted through coal and natural gas plants are avoided. For perspective, this is equivalent to all emissions from passenger cars in the United States. The rising popularity of hybrid cars will play a crucial part in reducing carbon emissions and nuclear energy can provide the electricity needed to fuel them. As the U.S. explores energy alternatives, nuclear energy must be used along with renewable energy sources to reduce our CO2 emissions.
A mix of energy sources will be imperative as the industry strives to meet the growing demands for electricity in the U.S. and globally. As the only carbon free energy solution that does not depend on wind, sun and water, nuclear energy provides electricity production constantly, performing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As the price of oil skyrockets and natural gas continues to fluctuate in the U.S., nuclear energy production costs remain steady and well below that of electricity produced from gas, petroleum and coal. Going forward, nuclear energy provides an affordable solution to rising electricity demands that will remain cost effective in our increasingly unstable economy and into the future.
More Information about Clean Energy America:
Clean Energy America (CEA) is a national speakers program designed to establish a dialogue with American citizens about the benefits of nuclear energy as a clean, reliable and affordable source of energy. CEA’s goal is to encourage a better understanding of future energy needs and to discuss such vital issues as radioactive waste disposal, nuclear plant safety, the cost of electricity, global climate change and the future of renewable energy sources.
Clean Energy America is comprised of mostly young engineers and scientists who volunteer their time to participate in a range of presentations and debates on energy issues before campus, civic and professional groups. In addition, they participate in a variety of local press events and are sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).
Location Information:
Main Campus - School of Sciences and Mathematics Building  (View Map)
202 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Room: Auditorium NSCB 129
Contact Information:
Name: Mark McConnel
Phone: 953-2000
Email: mcconnelm@cofc.edu
Nuclear Energy's Future
Admission Information
Free and Open to the Public

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