Andrew Worrall, deputy director of Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) and section head at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present â€œWhy Nuclear and Why Now?â€ on Tuesday, July 13, at noon to Friends of ORNL.
The lecture is open to the public. To view the virtual lecture, click on the talk title on the homepage of the www.fornl.org website and click on the Zoom link on the page describing the lecture, a press release said.
Today, nuclear energy in the United States produces approximately 20 percent of the nationâ€™s electricity demand, the press release said. According to Worrall, â€œIt is the largest producer of our nationâ€™s emission-free electricity, yet is often misunderstood and misrepresented.â€
In his presentation, Worrall will highlight some of the “pros and cons” of nuclear energy. Then he will explain why an expansion in nuclear energy is required not just for the United States but also around the world as the earthâ€™s surface temperature continues to rise in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions. [Read more…]