Talk: 21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants



Tom Ribe will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.


Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network are sponsoring the talk and discussion that will overview Los Alamos’s power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.


Los Alamos’ power supply is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and cutting edge nuclear power.


Los Alamos has a moral and technological responsibility to lead by example in this area given that it is a taxpayer funded facility of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Ribe is a native of Los Alamos and an expert on natural resource issues relating to the Four Corners area.

He worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory between 1992 and 1997 in the Environmental Restoration program.


Ribe has his MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Oregon and has written extensively on energy, public lands and wildfire.


He is author of “Inferno by Committee, A History of the Cerro Grande Fire.” He lives in Santa Fe where he works in venture capital, the tourism industry and as executive director of Caldera Action, a group focused on the preservation of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.


This presentation will take place as part of the October meeting of the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board.


The Board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the talk starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Attendees are encouraged to come by at 5:30 p.m. and partake in the Board meeting.

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