News | November 28, 2007

POWER-GEN International Expands Its Keynote Session

Tulsa, OK - POWER-GEN International is expanding its Keynote Session on December 11 in New Orleans to include presentations by Andrew White, president and CEO of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, and Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace. They will offer their views on the nuclear power renaissance and related issues. White and Moore join previously announced keynote speakers Andrew Kruger of Evolution Markets, Nicholas Akins of American Electric Power and J. Wayne Leonard of Entergy Corp.

Andy White was named President and CEO of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, based in Wilmington N.C., in January 2003. He has 25 years of experience with GE. He has served in both engineering and senior management positions in services and power generation projects throughout GE's Energy and Industrial businesses. White has been located in Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas. He serves on the boards of directors of the World Nuclear Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, GE Healthcare and Global Nuclear Fuel. In 2002, he was named a Corporate Officer of the General Electric Co.

Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a co-founder 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's 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.

POWER-GEN International is the world's largest exhibition and conference for the electric power industry. It will be held in New Orleans this year from December 11-13. For more information, visit

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