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Monday, December 5, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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Keeping the Lights On: Energy Challenges in the 21st Century

Monday, December 5, 2022    

The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480  

6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Speaker Profile:   
Jack Spencer
is a senior research fellow for energy and environmental policy in the Center for Energy, Climate, and Environment at The Heritage Foundation. He previously oversaw research on a wide range of domestic economic and trade issues as vice president for the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. Before his promotion to vice president in January 2015, Spencer served as director of the Roe Institute, where he spearheaded research initiatives on federal spending, taxes, regulation, energy.  Previously, he specialized in nuclear energy issues in both the domestic and global arenas as Heritage’s senior research fellow in nuclear energy policy. Spencer was Heritage’s go-to expert on nuclear waste management, technological advances, industry subsidies and international approaches to nuclear energy. 

Before his promotion to Roe Institute director in July 2013, Spencer specialized in nuclear energy issues in both the domestic and global arenas as Heritage’s senior research fellow in nuclear energy policy. He was Heritage’s go-to expert on nuclear waste management, technological advances, industry subsidies and international approaches to nuclear energy.

Spencer also researched regulation of the industry, proliferation issues, the global energy market and national security uses for nuclear power. Much of his work centered on developing a comprehensive, subsidy fighting to preserve Yucca Mountain as a safe repository for nuclear materials.

Spencer has testified before Congress on related topics, including nuclear loan guarantees and international implications of the growth of commercial nuclear power. The President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future heard his testimony in 2010 on how to introduce market forces into public policy for safely managing nuclear waste.

Spencer began his second tour of duty at Heritage in September 2007, after working on commercial, civilian and military components of nuclear energy at the Babcock & Wilcox Companies, based in Charlotte, N.C. From 1998 to 2005, he was a Heritage analyst on defense and national security.

Spencer is quoted regularly in national newspapers such as The Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He has appeared as a guest expert on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, C-SPAN and BBC, among other TV outlets, as well as on National Public Radio and popular radio programs such as “The Rush Limbaugh Show.”

He holds a bachelor's degree in international politics from Frostburg State University and a master's degree from the University of Limerick. While in Ireland, he began research toward a doctorate in international relations -free, market-based approach to nuclear energy policy. That strategy includes and national security.


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