Energy Expert to Speak About Nuclear Power, Global Trends

OSWEGO — Energy expert and author Scott L. Montgomery will discuss “Global Energy Trends and the Role of Nuclear Power: How Has the World Changed?” at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Room 101 of Snygg Hall at SUNY Oswego.

Montgomery, an affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, has written six books, including “The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond.”

This winter, he wrote an Internet series titled “Memos About the Fukushima Nuclear Plant” — in-depth analyses of events and their global implications at the earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged facility.

His talk will center on energy trends today among advanced, emerging and developing nations, addressing a number of questions: Will the world start to run low on fossil fuels, especially petroleum? Where do renewable technologies stand? Will the global energy system remain centered in rich, developed countries, as it has for two centuries, or could there be an important shift?

Montgomery’s presentation is supported by the Center for Energy Education and Solutions, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded collaboration among SUNY Oswego, the Institute for Applied Geospatial Technology at Cayuga Community College, Morrisville State College and the Auburn-Cayuga Development Corp. The center develops new educational approaches and economic solutions for energy and economic growth in Central New York.

Dr. Alok Kumar, professor of physics at SUNY Oswego, serves as host for the free presentation.