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Mycle Schneider

Mycle Schneider

Mycle Schneider (pronounce Michael, /ˈmaɪkəl/) (born 1959 in Cologne)[1] is a Paris-based nuclear energy consultant, and lead author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. He has advised members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than 20 years.[2] In 1997 he received the Right Livelihood Award.[1][2]

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Awards 2
  • Publications 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7

Biography

Mycle Schneider is an energy consultant[2] and nuclear analyst,[3] who has been adviser to members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than 20 years.[2] From 1998 to 2003, Schneider advised on energy policy for the French environment minister's office and the Belgian minister for energy and sustainable development. Since 2000, he has been a consultant on nuclear issues to the German environment ministry.[2] He has also provided energy consulting for the International Atomic Energy Agency.[4]

Schneider is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials,[5] and the nuclear non-proliferation group Independent Group of Scientific Experts (IGSE), which is based at Hamburg University.[2][6] Since 2004, he has overseen the Environment and Energy Strategies lecture series for the Environmental and Energy Engineering Program at the French Ecole des Mines in Nantes.[3]

Mycle Schneider founded the "citizen's science"[7] group WISE-Paris in 1983 and directed it until 2003. Schneider has been described as an 'Anti-Nuclear Activist'.[8]

Awards

In 1997, along with Jinzaburo Takagi, Schneider received the Right Livelihood Award “... for serving to alert the world to the unparalleled dangers of plutonium to human life.”[1][2][9]

Publications

Schneider writes numerous publications on safety, proliferation and economic trends of the nuclear industry.[2] He is co-editor of the 2009 book International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power.[10] His World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2009 was published by the German government.[2] Schneider and Antony Froggatt wrote the Systems for Change report for the Heinrich Böll Foundation in 2010.[11] Also in 2010, Schneider wrote a chapter in the book Nuclear Power’s Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks.[12] He has commented extensively on the implications of the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents.[13][14][15]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Right Livelihood Award: 1997 – Mycle Schneider
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nuclear Dead End Bangkok Post, 15 April 2010.
  3. ^ a b 2008 World nuclear industry status report: Global nuclear power
  4. ^
  5. ^ International Panel on Fissile Materials – Members
  6. ^ Project Participants - iGSE Members
  7. ^ Mycle Schneider. The Citizens Science Concept – The Role of Independent and Counter-Expertise
  8. ^ http://www.wiseinternational.org/node/1885
  9. ^ The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007 p. 3.
  10. ^ International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power
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Further reading

  • Mycle Schneider, Antony Froggatt, and Steve Thomas (2011). World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-2011: Nuclear Power in a Post-Fukushima World, Worldwatch Institute.
  • Mycle Schneider, Steve Thomas, Antony Froggatt, and Doug Koplow (August 2009). The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2009 Commissioned by German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety.
  • Mycle Schneider, Steve Thomas, Antony Froggatt, and Doug Koplow. (November 2009, Vol. 65 No. 6). 2009 World Nuclear Industry Status Report Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, pp. 1–19

External links

  • Publications by Mycle Schneider
  • The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports website
  • Rokkasho plant too dangerous, costly: expert
  • Nuclear power and climate change
  • We are Betting on The Wrong Horse
  • The End of Nuclear, Worldwatch Institute, 2011.
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