Nov. 24, 2009
Bridging Alberta’s Energy Future or Short Sighted Folly?
- Mr. Albert Cooper, Bruce Power Alberta
- Dr. Duane Bratt, Department of Policy Studies at Mount Royal University
- Mr. Ryan Saunders, University of Alberta Energy Club Co-President
- Mr. Pat McNamara, Resident of Peace River Area and anti-nuclear activist
- Dr. Bob McKeon, Director of Social Justice, Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton
The University of Alberta Energy Club presents an event which will bring together industry, academia, and students to discuss the role of nuclear energy in Alberta's energy mix.
In 2007, Energy Alberta Corporation announced a proposal to construct a $6.2 billion nuclear plant somewhere in northern Alberta. A year later Energy Alberta yielded to a buy-out by Bruce Power, which applied to Canada’s federal nuclear regulator to construct a massive 4,000 MW reactor for the Peace River area. Bruce Power has not committed all that power to Oil Sands production, and looks to the north-south electricity transmission system to ship electricity south of Peace River.
Proponents of nuclear energy cite its lack of greenhouse gas emissions as a major advantage over Alberta's current fleet of polluting coal fired power plants. Opponents often site the radioactive material safety concerns in addition to the time and cost of reactor and transmission construction.
The event will be hosted in a panel format, with ample time given for an audience Question & Answer period.
Prarie Mills Bread Co.
Baked goods for the reception will be provided in part by Prarie Mills Bread Co.
14253 23rd Ave.