UPDATE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 11:
Interim iSEE Director Madhu Khanna hosted the campus and community conversation on Thursday, Sept. 10. You can watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/opR-wDgFzq0.
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The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) invites campus and community members to attend and ask questions at a Sept. 10, 2020, conversation on energy generation and greenhouse gas emission reductions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) commits this campus to carbon neutrality no later than 2050, and to achieve this goal, economical and low-carbon energy sources must be examined.
iSEE is hosting a Zoom forum 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, to discuss the U of I’s current energy portfolio as well as the possibility of a new source: micronuclear reactors.
Facilities & Services Executive Director Mohamed Attalla will lay out iCAP goals and energy needs for campus; nuclear engineering faculty who are exploring microreactor technology that could help power campus will present the cutting-edge research and educational opportunities available; and student and faculty leaders will discuss safety and waste disposal. Time will be made available to answer questions and concerns from the audience.
Please sign up no later than noon Sept. 9 at go.illinois.edu/nuclearconversation; iSEE will then send a Zoom invitation to attendees the morning of Sept. 10. iSEE will livestream the discussion on Facebook as well.Signup page >>>
We look forward to a lively discussion.