RFE: Cesare Silvi
| Mat Callahan interviews Cesare Silvi |
Cesare Silvi is a mechanical and nuclear engineer who was employed by the Italian government in the mid-1970s to study safety at nuclear power plants. The goal was to design reactors that could withstand any threat be it enemy attack or catastrophes such as those that subsequently occurred at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and more recently at Fukushima. Years of research led Silvi to the conclusion that there was no practical means of making nuclear energy safe nor could its production be justified economically or scientifically. This led him to a deep inquiry into what he has termed “Sun Science”.
For the last twenty years Silvi has been active in the International Solar Energy Society from which has emerged an entirely new perspective on solar energy as well as many innovative proposals. Today he chairs Il Gruppo per la storia dell’energia solare (the Group for the history of solar energy, GSES, www.gses.it; email@example.com) and the Italian National Committee: “The History of Solar Energy”, established in 2006 by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
Episode 4: Energy, engineering and philosophy – Interview with Cesare Silvi from Rome, Italy
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