Does the world need a nuclear renaissance?

Daniel Kammen, Ralph Cavanagh, Steven Chu, Burton Richter

Event: Silicon Valley Energy Summit

Date: June 3, 2016 Duration: 75 minutes

Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and former Director of SLAC Burton Richter—both Nobel prize winners in physics—argued in favor of nuclear power as part of the solution to climate change in a debate at Silicon Valley Energy Summit. UC-Berkeley’s Daniel Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh argued against nuclear and convinced just barely more audience members to change positions.

The New York Times op-ed article on this debate can be found here.