Steven Pinker and Caroline Cochran to advise nuclear-only electricity provider Kärnfull Energi
Sweden's first 100% nuclear electricity provider Kärnfull adds Steven Pinker, author and professor at Harvard and Caroline Cochran, COO Oklo Inc., to advisory line-up amongst leading scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and climate experts.
By: Karnfull Future AB
Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist conducting research in visual cognition, psycholinguistics, and social relations. He grew up in Montreal and earned his BA from McGill and his PhD from Harvard. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won numerous prizes for his research and his ten books, incl. Enlightenment Now.
He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and one of Foreign Policy's "World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals"
"Capturing energy is our only way to stave off the ravages of entropy and to secure our health, prosperity, and freedom. The challenge for this century is how we can capture abundant energy, all over the world, without emitting dangerous greenhouse gases. Nuclear power is the safest and most scalable carbon-free energy source, and people will need to adopt it wholeheartedly to secure a livable planet for our children and grandchildren. Kärnfull is an interesting initiative I'm happy to advise on, as their pioneering model provides nuclear power as an active choice, allowing eco-modernists, rational environmentalists, and other thoughtful stewards the same opportunities for a positive statement and a personal commitment that traditional greens have long displayed with their less effective renewables."
Caroline Cochran is the co-founder and COO of start-up Oklo Inc. Their 1.5MW advanced fission plant, the Aurora, hopes to replace diesel generators with clean, reliable, affordable power. The Aurora has inherent safety characteristics and can utilize nuclear waste as fuel. Caroline cares deeply about the environment and health, which underlies her dedication to making advanced fission a reality.
"It is crucial for the world's future to invest the most resources in energy sources with the lowest lifecycle emissions and ecosystems footprint. Nuclear power is far and away that source once reliability or backup requirements are factored in. We are excited about the blueprint Kärnfull is setting for the world to consider how to practically implement novel clean energy investment practices! My co-founder Jacob DeWitte actually has ancestry from Sweden, so we are delighted to reconnect with his roots – although I'm convinced we'll see Kärnfull pop up in many other countries too before long."