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Nuclear Power in a Carbon-Regulated World

Nuclear power generation is attracting renewed attention worldwide. Developing nations such as China and India are focusing on nuclear power in their quest for new sources of energy. Developed nations, already consumers of large amounts of energy, need more for growing demand and replacement of plants that emit carbon dioxide.

On May 14, City Club welcomes Paul Lorenzini, Chief Executive Officer of NuScale Power, an Oregon company seeking to commercialize a small nuclear reactor design developed at Oregon State University. Mr. Lorenzini will explain why nuclear energy will likely play an ever greater role as our nation and the world seek to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. He will address concerns, such as the safety record of nuclear energy, and will describe how his small local business is influencing the future of nuclear power.

Paul Lorenzini earned his PhD in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University. He worked for Rockwell International and PacificCorp before forming the Oregon corporation NuScale in 2007.

Purchase tickets at www.pdxcityclub.org or call 503-228-7231 x110.

Where: The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland OR 97205

When: Doors open at 11:30 AM, Program begins at 12:15 PM and concludes at 1:15 PM

Transportation and parking: The Governor Hotel is accessible by bus, Portland Streetcar and MAX light rail. A SmartPark garage is located one block away from the Governor Hotel at 730 S.W. 10th Ave.

Cost: Luncheon tickets are $16 for City Club members and up to two guests, $20 for nonmembers. Limited coffee/tea table tickets are $5 and are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. General seating is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. A limited number of $5 coffee/tea tickets are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations: Reservations required for lunches only; reservations close at 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the event. Reservations for lunch are strongly encouraged. To reserve a lunch via telephone, individuals (members and non-members) should call our voice mail reservation line, 503-228-7231, ext. 110. A limited number of lunch tickets are generally available at the door. Luncheon tickets reserved after the 2:00 PM Wednesday deadline or purchased at the door will be subject to an additional $4 charge. General seating and coffee/tea tickets will be available at the door.

Sponsors: Friday Forums this quarter are sponsored by Key Private Bank, Northwest Natural and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.