Jacques Bouchard: Nuclear Power and the Challenges of Global Climate Change and Nuclear Proliferation

Conversations With History: Jacques Bouchard

Jacques Bouchard; Special Adviser to the Chairman of the French Atomic Energy Commission

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Jacques Bouchard, Special Adviser to the Chairman of the French Atomic Energy Commission, for a discussion of French energy policy and its reliance on nuclear power. Drawing on the French experience, he argues for the utility of nuclear power in dealing with global warming and explains the role of the nuclear engineer in responding to the technical needs generated by new challenges in design and safety. Bouchard also analyzes how nuclear engineering can address the problem of nuclear proliferation in cases such as Iran.

Key Words: Scientists, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Proliferation, RIP
Jacques Bouchard
Publication date: 
February 26, 2009
Publication type: 
Conversations with History