Harvard Club of San Francisco, Alston & Bird Host Pioneers in Next-Generation Nuclear Power Technology

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The Harvard Club of San Francisco will host a presentation and open networking event with nuclear energy entrepreneurs and investors at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA on January 21, 2010. Eric Wessoff of Greentech Media will present a report on small modular nuclear reactor technologies (SMRs), and will moderate a discussion with leading nuclear innovators Dr. Paul Lorenzini (Founder, NuScale Power), Michael Shepherd (B&W Modular Nuclear Energy, LLC, The Babcock & Wilcox Company), Maurice Gunderson (CMEA Capital), and Jeff Hamel (EPRI, Advanced Nuclear Technology Program). 6pm - Buffet & Networking 7pm - Presentation This is the fourth installment in the Harvard Club's ongoing Cleantech Thought Leader Series, sponsored by law firm Alston & Bird.

Is Nuclear Power Green Power? Small Modular Reactors and the New Nuclear Era

The next installment of the Harvard Club of San Francisco's Cleantech Thought Leader Series will take place at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto on Thursday, January 21, 2010 with a presentation and networking program focused on next-generation nuclear energy technologies.

Eric Wesoff, Senior Analyst at Greentech Media Research will present findings from his forthcoming report "Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: The Economies of Small" and moderate the panel discussion with industry leaders. The panelists are Dr. Paul Lorenzini, Co-Founder & CEO of NuScale Power; Michael Shepherd, VP Business Development at B&W Modular Nuclear Energy, LLC, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W); Maurice Gunderson, Senior Partner with CMEA Capital; and Jeff Hamel, Senior Project Manager with EPRI's Advanced Nuclear Technology Program.

Panelists will discuss how Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) promise to make nuclear-generated electricity safe and affordable. The panel will also cover what lies ahead in the "New Nuclear Era." A Q&A session will conclude the discussion.

"It is an honor to host an event with these leaders," said Augie Rakow, board member of The Harvard Club of San Francisco and attorney at Alston & Bird. "This panel of entrepreneurs and investors are at the forefront of next-generation nuclear reactor technology. They'll put a sharp point on what nuclear has to offer."

Advance registration costs $45 for the public and includes dinner. Online registration is available through Wednesday, January 20. Early registration is encouraged.

Program Information

"Is Nuclear Power Green Power? Small Modular Reactors and the New Nuclear Era"

Electric Power Research Institute
3420 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

6pm - Light buffet dinner and refreshments
7pm - Panel Discussion, Q&A

For further information and program registration visit:

Sponsor Alston & Bird LLP is a leading national AmLaw 100 firm. Utilizing the comprehensive capabilities of one of the largest clean energy groups in the United States, the firm has expertise in the full range of policy, regulatory, financing, land use, technology issues and intellectual property aspects of cleantech law. Our interdisciplinary team of attorneys and other professionals is dedicated to providing a broad range of services to our cleantech clients and includes a former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the founder of the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Association, a former Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs at the American Wind Energy Association and a former general manager of CO2 at Shell International.

The Electric Power Research Institute is an independent, non-profit company performing research, development and design in the electricity sector for the benefit of the public.

The HCSF Cleantech Thought Leader Series is an ongoing program of the Harvard Club of San Francisco featuring thought leaders working on the front lines of clean energy technology. Series chair Augie Rakow is an intellectual property attorney at Alston & Bird and Harvard Club of SF board member.

Augie Rakow
Series Chair, Harvard Club of San Francisco
Intellectual Property Attorney, Alston & Bird LLP
(650) 838-2028

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