This volume is the proceedings of the Global Foundations Inc.'s 22nd International Energy Forum, held November 5-6, 1999, and is highlighted by presentations by nuclear experts from around the world, including several officials of the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The papers address the need for nuclear energy in the new century; the issues of competition with other energy sources; the position of nuclear power in the context of critical global and environmental problems; the necessity of commercial nuclear power development to deal with nuclear arms proliferation; and the necessity to counter the prejudices and obstacles to the development of nuclear energy sources.
Section I: Energy: An Ecumenical View. The Problem of Energy and Nuclear Matters; B.N. Kursunoglu. U.S. Energy Policy and the Nuclear Future; E.J. Moniz. Challenge to Nuclear Power in the Next Century, Can They Be Overcome; P. Beck, M. Grimston. Section II: Need for Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Technology: Need for New Vision; C. Bastin. Nuclear Power in the Context of Critical Global Problems; D. Bodansky. Section III: Public Acceptance of Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Energy and Security; T.E. Blejuas, et al. Energy Problems of the Future, Can We Solve Them; B. Wolfe. Public and Political Support for Nuclear Energy; S. Peterson. Nuclear Power: Liability or Asset?; M.B. Kratzer. Section IV: Concluding Panel Discussions. Remarks for the Concluding Panel, Global Foundation 1999 Energy Conference, Washington D.C., November 1999; C.P. Zaleski. Section V: After Dinner Speech. Turkey and Energy Security in the Caucasus and Central Asia; P.M. Wihbey.