Miller Center

Electricity: Invisible Threat to America’s Economic and National Security

Thomas A. Farrell
November 16, 2010
5:30PM - 7:00PM (EST)

Thomas A. Farrell
Thomas A. Farrell

In tribute to the late William Mullen, a Miller Center benefactor, the Miller Center will host a special program with Thomas F. Farrell, chairman and CEO of Dominion Resources. As national and global electricity consumption grows, America must come to grips with a host of challenges relating to environmental, economic, and national-security issues. Coal, the predominant fuel for current electricity generation, brings environmental challenges because of COemissions, while nuclear power raises different concerns, and alternative fuels present their own economic and distribution problems. Also, national-security officials have recognized that the U.S. electrical grid is vulnerable to acts of terrorism, while there are disturbing reports that cyber-spies have already penetrated the system. What are the choices—as well as the challenges—for America’s electricity future?

This event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to (434) 924-6049 or sak3u@virginia.edu.

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