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“The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true.” –Albert Einstein

 

The Energy Information Center is an independent organization that serves as a clearinghouse for public discussion on facts related to energy topics including opinions by experts in the energy field. EIC focuses on facts that are commonly unknown or under-reported. EIC’s experts volunteer time and experience to dispel myths that are based upon inaccurate technical information or based upon activist messaging that is biased.


David Wilson Joins EIC as Contributing Expert

EIC is proud to announce its newest Contributing Expert, David Wilson, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Wilson brings more than 31 years of experience in nuclear power generation including service as a nuclear plant operator, plant manager, site vice president and chief nuclear officer. David also has significant expertise in Emergency Management.

He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was licensed as a Reactor Operator at Duane Arnold Nuclear Plant. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. David also served his country as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army Air Defense.

As an independent organization of experts, the Energy Information Center serves as a clearinghouse for public discussion on facts related to energy topics including opinions by experts in the energy field. EIC focuses on facts that are commonly unknown or under-reported. EIC’s experts volunteer time and experience to dispel myths that are based upon inaccurate technical information or based upon activist messaging that is biased. This mission is important to America’s public dialogue necessary to ensure a safe, reliable supply of energy for our country.

In a time when public debate about energy policy is sometimes dominated by messaging from political activists and others with no experience in engineering and operations, so too, the need increases for those with expertise, education and training to provide accurate information to the public. David Wilson’s experience and expertise provide a valuable background for this mission.

Read more about Wilson and our other contributing experts.


Jerry Paul: Invest in Florida's nuclear future
"My View," Tallahassee Democrat, Sept. 11, 2012 - Amid Public Service Commission hearings that continue this week on nuclear cost recovery, it is important to pause and reflect on this component of our energy portfolio that quietly supplies massive amounts of clean, cost-effective electricity across our state each day. Since the 1970s, we Floridians have enjoyed output from five nuclear reactors that have produced the cheapest portion of our electricity mix — and the cleanest component. 

Recently, two of those plants have begun receiving upgrades that expand their output by 490 megawatts, enough to supply nearly 1 million homes with reliable, zero-emission electricity. These are positive trends. Read more.

Jerry Paul releases column: Press the Reset Button on Nuclear Plant Financing Debate Nuclear Power Plants and Pay-As-You-Go Financing Both Necessary for Florida's Clean Energy Future. On the day when the Energy Information Center is launched, Jerry Paul, an EIC Contributing Expert, has released a new column addressing myths that have been created by anti-nuclear activist messaging that mischaracterizes Florida's procedures for developing and financing new clean nuclear energy power plants. "Many of us in the technical community have recognized that traditional nuclear energy opponents have recently waged a new campaign to stop development of nuclear power plants being proposed in Florida" says Paul. "Their latest tactic is to mischaracterize the cost of nuclear energy by suggesting that Florida's financing laws unfairly require advanced payment by ratepayers. Ironically, the opposite is true. The financing process for nuclear plants actually SAVES money for us Florida ratepayers. We think it is important to speak out." Read more.