NSS members including Mark Hopkins (NSS CEO), David Dunlop (Region 6 Director), and Dr. Feng Hsu (formerly of NASA and now Senior Vice President of Space Energy Group) will attend the China Energy and Environment Summit in Beijing on August 28th and 29th.
Mark Hopkins and Feng Hsu have been given the opportunity for a keynote address during the opening session. Hsu’s topic will be “Space Based Solar Power as a Safe and Sustainable Alternative to Nuclear Energy.”
“This is the first time in human history that spaced based solar power has been included as a major topic in an international energy summit that is hosted by a major energy-consuming nation,” says Hsu. “I am sure that after this summit, space based solar power (as one of the potential approaches for collecting the sun’s energy in a base-load scale) will get its fair share of attention by top global politicians as it has been long overdue.”
Dr. Hsu’s visit and the topic of space solar power is highlighted in an article in the People’s Daily of China [English version] [Chinese version]. More information about the conference can be found on the China Energy and Environment Summit website.