Financial, Academic, Environmental Experts to Speak at National Press Club on Impacts of Japan Crisis
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee will host a panel of experts to discuss the future of nuclear power in light of the crisis in Japan at a Newsmaker forum in the club's Lisagor Room at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
The panel will consist of Resources for the Future president and former Indiana Rep. Phil Sharp, energy financial analyst Kevin Book and Greenpeace nuclear expert Jim Riccio.
Phil Sharp served Indiana for 20 years in Congress, with eight as chairman of the House Energy subpanel, among other positions. He is also congressional chairman for the National Commission on Energy Policy and was recently appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.
Jim Riccio has been Greenpeace's nuclear policy analyst since 2001 and has more than two decades of nuclear activist experience. He currently directs nuclear policy work at Greenpeace USA.
Energy analyst Kevin Book's primary coverage areas include oil, natural gas and refining; climate policy; alternative fuels, vehicles and power; and geopolitical risk analysis. Prior to co-founding ClearView in February 2009, Brook worked as senior vice president of energy policy, oil and alternative energy research at FBR Capital Markets Corp.