The Sensible Environmentalist: Supporting Nuclear Energy

The Sensible Environmentalist: Supporting Nuclear Energy

Dr. Patrick Moore

10.24.2010

Dr. Patrick Moore

Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.

In recent years, Dr. Moore has been focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. He was a member of British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 - 1994. In 1990, Dr. Moore founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change.

Dr. Moore served for four years as Vice President, Environment for Waterfurnace International, the largest manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps for residential heating and cooling with renewable earth energy.

As Chair of the Sustainable Forestry Committee of the Forest Alliance of BC, he leads the process of developing the "Principles of Sustainable Forestry" which have been adopted by a majority of the industry.

In 1991 Dr. Moore founded Greenspirit, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change.

In 2006, Dr. Moore was named Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an organization that promotes nuclear energy as a clean, safe, and dependable source of power.

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore discusses his work as co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, a national organization supporting nuclear energy. With nearly 2,500 members from the business, environmental, academic, consumer and labor communities, the coalition believes nuclear energy can improve energy security, ensure clean air quality and enhance the quality of life and economic well being of Americans. Moore served for nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International.