The Weinberg Foundation is a newly created, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to driving awareness, research and the commercialisation of cleaner and safer nuclear technologies, fuelled by thorium.
Being formally launched at the House of Lords on 8th September 2011, the Weinberg Foundation will collaborate with like-minded global organisations to act as an enabler in the UK.
Named in honour of Alvin Martin Weinberg (1915 - 2006), the nuclear physicist who pioneered peaceful nuclear technology and thorium energy, the Weinberg Foundation was co-founded by John Durham, JoAnne Fishburn and Laurence O’Hagan.
“The world desperately needs sustainable, low carbon energy to address climate change while lifting people out of poverty. Thorium based reactors, such as those designed by the late Alvin Weinberg, could radically change perceptions of nuclear power leading to widespread deployment.”
-Baroness Worthington, Patron , The Weinberg Foundation
Baroness Worthington, Labour Life Peer, is an experienced climate campaigner and a key member of the team that drafted the UK's Climate Change Bill is the Patron of the foundation and hosts the launch.
Highlights include guest speaker Kirk Sorensen, an ex NASA engineer and leading authority on thorium energy and Richard Weinberg, son of thorium energy pioneer, Alvin Weinberg.
Date: 8th September 2011
Time: from 6 to 8pm
Place: House of Lords, River Room, London, SW1A 0PW,
To enquire about attending the launch reception, or for more information on The Weinberg Foundation, until the website is fully operational, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Only confirmed guests will be allowed)