A Risk Look at Energy Development

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Way Kuo is president of the City University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Russian Academy of Engineering.

He was the first foreign expert invited to discuss nuclear safety following the Fukushima incident. He argues that a holistic view of energy development is required, one that prioritizes the production and use of reliable energy sources over that of polluting and volatile ones. He maps out a policy that encourages and rewards the conservation of energy and efficiency in energy use.

Period18 Jan 2017 → 28 May 2017

Media coverage

TitleECS Podcast – A Risk Look at Energy Development
DescriptionWay Kuo is the president and University Distinguished Professor of the City University of Hong Kong. He received his engineering degree at Kansas State University and has worked at Bell Labs, Iowa State, Texas A&M, the University of Tennessee as well as Oak Ridge National Lab during his career.
He is the author of the 2014 book Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy which analyses the pros and cons of a spectrum of energies, ranging from petroleum, coal, gas to water, solar and wind energies as well as nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011.
Media name/outletECS Procast

Media contributions

TitleFrom terrorism to air pollution, big data holds the key to protecting lives
DescriptionWay Kuo says information must be properly captured and scientifically analysed to improve our predictions and responses to a whole range of natural and human disasters, free from the interference of ideological biases.
Media name/outletSouth China Morning Post
PlaceHong Kong