WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress' (FMC) Congressional Study Groups on Germany and Japan, will host a special Energy Roundtable on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Room 1539, of the Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Entitled, "Six Months after Fukushima and Germany's Nuclear Opt-out: Global Perspectives on Energy" the program will include several panel discussions, such as lessons learned from the Fukushima disaster, governments' responses to the disaster, and the future of energy with specific focus on nuclear and alternative energy. The panelists include:
- Charles Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists
- Bart Gordon, former Congressman (1985-2011) and Chairman, House Committee and Science and Technology
- Alex Flint, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
- Arne Jungjohann, Director, Environment & Global Dialogue Program, Heinrich Boell Foundation
- Edwin Lyman, Senior Scientist, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Jennifer Morgan, Climate Director, World Resources Institute
- Steve Mufson, The Washington Post (Moderator)
- Philip Sharp, President, Resources for the Future and former Congressman (1975-1995)
- David Skeen, Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC
- Akihiko Tanaka, Chairman, U.S.-Japan Research Institute & Vice President, University of Tokyo
- Honorable Pete Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Department of Commerce
- Robert Fri, Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future
- Uwe Schmidt, President, Solar Millennium (invited)
- David Leiter, President, ML Strategies (invited)
In addition, there will be energy experts, representatives from the German and Japanese governments, international business representatives and senior congressional staff.
Over the past three decades, FMC's Congressional Study Groups have brought together current American, German, and Japanese legislators and other policymakers to discuss critical issues. Given the close linkage between the Fukushima disaster and the German government's decision to phase out nuclear power, this will be the first time the two Study Groups have come together to organize a joint event. Both Study Groups, as well as all FMC programs, are bipartisan groups that provide an opportunity for lawmakers to have a candid exchange and open dialogue on matters of mutual importance.
FMC's mission is to promote national and international service, educate the public about the role of the U.S. Congress and representative democracy, and promote bi-partisanship and civility in government. With more than 600 members, FMC also works with colleges and high school students throughout the U.S. and abroad, and numerous outreach programs. For more information visit www.usafmc.org.
Coverage is invited.
SOURCE U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress