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Forum on Nuclear Energy to be presented by Squaw Valley Institute

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8211; Following the popular solar energy forum Squaw Valley Institute brought together with a group of newly-formed local experts, the Institute is delivering the second forum on energy, this time addressing nuclear energy. The discussion, titled and#8220;Time or Waste of Time,and#8221; takes place at Resort at Squaw Creek, Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a no-host bar available. Bob Moore and the involved panel of local and#8220;nuclearand#8221; volunteers will lead the forum, revealing the objective findings the exploratory group has generated from the multi-month study. Like the solar program, this presentation will address the questions of how nuclear energy relates to energy independence and security, public policy, environmental considerations and cost compared to other energy sources. The advantages and disadvantages of this type of energy, along with its viability in Americaand#8217;s future, will be part of the nuclear forum discussion all well.

Energy is one of a handful of critical issues facing the United States today. Competitively priced energy is fundamental to a growing economy, but energy choices have an increasingly larger impact on the environment and energy independence. The passionate endorsements of and heated attacks on various energy alternatives are indicative not only of the urgency of making intelligent choices but also of the lack of knowledge about each of the choices. Informed citizens are fundamental to the success of a democracy.

and#8220;We hope these new types of enrichment programs, which set out to educate our local population, continue to add a new dimension to Squaw Valley Instituteand#8217;s established year-round programming,and#8221; said John Wilcox, founder and president of the Institute. and#8220;The solar program and#8212; which, by popular demand, became two presentations and#8212; was exceedingly well attended and received.and#8221;

Bob Moore recently retired from the Electronic Design Automation (automating design of semiconductors) business after 25 years. Most of that time was spent at Cadence Design Systems as well as two startup companies acquired by Cadence. Previously, Moore worked at Hewlett Packard in their workstation division in Colorado. He has held a variety of executive positions in marketing and business development with an emphasis in strategic and business planning. His education includes a Bachelor of Mathematics from Dartmouth College and MS Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

For tickets or details visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call 530-581-4138.

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Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.