New Website Launches to Provide Global Energy News and Information
Forum on Energy Showcases Expert Voices One Year After Fukushima
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Forum on Energy — www.forumonenergy.com — is a dynamic online information center that collects, shares and analyzes the latest developments in global nuclear energy. This new site brings together a range of compelling voices and content to examine and discuss the vital role of nuclear energy as countries around the world seek clean, sustainable, emission-free power sources. There is also a companion Twitter account, @forumonenergy.
“Forum on Energy is a critical global resource,” says Scott Campbell, Director of the Howard Baker Forum and its U.S.-Japan Roundtable on Nuclear Energy. “Nuclear energy will play a significant role in meeting the growing, low emission energy needs of the world. Electricity is desperately needed in many developing countries around the globe; it’s essential to booming economies like China and India, and it’s vital to mature, resource dependent nations like Japan. If these nations are to meet their critical energy needs, nuclear power will have to play an important role. We’re working to become a leader in the ongoing conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing nuclear power and all forms of energy.”
Forum on Energy contributors include industry leaders; government energy officials; noted researchers and academics; association heads; and leaders in emerging markets.
The site’s mission is especially important in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan on March 11, 2011. Nearly a year later, Japan continues to face an unprecedented challenge in its cleanup and recovery efforts. It is more important than ever to grow and strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship — and help ensure safe and secure nuclear power use throughout the world. Next-generation reactor designs eliminate much of the risk posed by natural disasters, and the nuclear build-out is gaining momentum in emerging markets worldwide.
Forum on Energy is a project of the U.S.-Japan Roundtable, an ongoing program of the Howard Baker Forum. The Roundtable provides a public policy forum to foster a balanced public discourse and inform opinion-leaders, business executives, energy bankers, regulators and policymakers about the crucial role Japanese and American companies are playing to promote the safe and secure expansion of nuclear power in the United States and worldwide.
SOURCE Forum on Energy