Harvard Economist Urges Scots to Support Nuclear, Shale Gas

From Scotsman.com

By Peter Ranscombe

Scottish entrepreneurs should try to break into the shale gas and nuclear power markets as well as renewable energy, according to a professor from Harvard Business School.

Joe Lassiter will tell 600 delegates at the Clean Energy Entrepreneurship & Investment conference that shale gas and the third and fourth generations of nuclear power stations will bring “big changes” to the world’s energy markets.

Lassiter will tonight deliver the first “distinguished lecture” to Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, the body set up by First Minister Alex Salmond and SSE chief executive Ian Marchant.

He will then take part in a panel discussion with Marchant, finance secretary John Swinney, former Scottish Labour leader Wendy Alexander and Lloyds Banking Group Scotland managing director Lady Susan Rice. Lassiter told The Scotsman: “Scotland has the engineering expertise built up over two centuries to take part in or even lead the renaissance in nuclear power.

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