Do You Support Or Oppose The Use Of Nuclear Energy As One Of The Ways To Provide Electricity?

A new nuclear paradigm, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), provide a more practical solution than more conventional types of nuclear fission, and could spell big things for both the UK and the rest of the world. A new nuclear paradigm, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), provide a more practical solution than more conventional types of nuclear fission, and could spell big things for both the UK and the rest of the world.
 
Why not join us for our next free evening EngTalk on the ever-controversial topic of nuclear energy on Monday 4 December? Building on the popularity of our Prestige Lecture series, EngTalks raises key questions and challenges the future of science, technology and engineering, and also enjoys an exciting showcase of relevant technology (and, of course, drinks and nibbles!).

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John Molyneux of Rolls-Royce will talk us through how they’ve produced mini reactors for years in submarines (since the 1950s, in fact), and how they plan to bring SMRs to the UK market to improve our energy provisions – and create more jobs too!

Rolls-Royce say that small is beautiful when it comes to nuclear, and advocate the rollout of small modular reactors (SMRs) in towns and cities across the world as a way of decarbonising the energy system. And it also offers a win-win situation because the reactors are designed to operate as independent units but can interconnect to form a large-scale power plant if necessary.

In true EngTalks form we will also welcome Dame Sue Ion, Chair of the Euratom Science and Technology Committee, for a 10 minute insight entitled, ‘BREXATOM: Should we be afraid?’ There’s only one way to find out… Save the date!

Don’t forget, you can also visit the website for more information: www.theiet.org/engtalk-energy

We look forward to seeing you there.
The IET EngTalks Team

(P.S. if you really can’t make it to London, don’t worry – we will be streaming the talk via a live webcast – so visit the website to tune in!).

Event details:
SMRs: Nuclear Fad or Nuclear Future?
IET EngTalks: Future Energy
Inspired by the life and work of James Clerk Maxwell
 
Monday 4 December at 18.00 | IET London: Savoy Place | Live Online Broadcast
#IETEngTalks
 
Posted by La Toya Walls on Nov 13, 2017 10:10 AM Europe/London

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