What is Possible? Currently 70 percent of France’s electricity is supplied by 59 nuclear reactors. This energy production is headed for a cliff: in the next 15 years most of these reactors will have reached their end-of-design-life and must be replaced.
Can renewable energy do the job instead? On April 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (amphitheatre Arp), our guest speaker, physicist Dennis Shibut, will explore what is possible from solar energy and offer a practical road map to a cleaner, brighter future for everyone. His presentation is based on an article written for the 2015 COP21 world climate conference in Paris. The surprise findings in this presentation were reported by the French press and radio. In 2017, it was the opening presentation at the European Solar Summit in France.
Dennis Shibut is a physicist and former researcher for NASA’s Skylab mission, as well as for the US Coast and Geodetic Survey in the first studies in ocean-atmospheric energy exchange. He has taught physics at the university and community college levels. Since the late 1990s he has written numerous articles about key personal actions for green living through his website Kyoto Action Report. Dennis is a member of several prominent environmental advocacy organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has a website called Kyoto Action Report.
In France, Dennis is an “ambassador” for the 100% green electricity utility company Enercoop, recently rated the best electricity provider in France by Que Choisir and Greenpeace. He has lived in France for thirty years, currently resides in Avignon and has served as a chapter chair and vice-chair in Democrats Abroad France.
Join us for this timely discussion – which is open to the public, so please feel free to bring your friends and students!
Cette conférence est organisée par Sarah Sands, enseignante d’anglais à l’INSA Strasbourg.