TITANS OF NUCLEAR | INTERVIEWING WORLD EXPERTS ON NUCLEAR ENERGY
Eric Ingersoll is one of the world’s leading climate change analysts and advisors. He discusses his life's work and the constraints of bringing carbon-free electricity to the entire world.
Eric Ingersoll is founder of the NGO Energy Options Network and a managing director and partner at LucidCatalyst.
In this episode, we discuss:
Eric’s personal evolution and his entrepreneurial endeavors, including his former company General Compression
Eric’s work as one of the world’s leading climate change analysts and advisors
A deep dive into natural gas cavern storage
How a combination of cheap gas and lack of demand for electricity nearly eliminated the wind development industry
Why compressed air storage and wind energy can’t solve the global carbon emission problem
System constraints Eric established while determining how to bring carbon-free electricity to the entire world and how advanced nuclear fits within those constraints
Commercialization development and deployment challenges with advanced reactors
Ways in which we can reduce the cost and time required in the construction process to increase nuclear’s scalability