The Alvin Weinberg Foundation
|Named after||Dr Alvin M. Weinberg|
|Founded at||House of Lords, United Kingdom|
|Focus||Next-generation nuclear energy|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Mission||"Working with NGOs, policy-makers, researchers and industry to lead the debate on the need for urgent research into next-generation nuclear energy in general, and thorium and Molten Salt Reactors in particular."|
The Alvin Weinberg Foundation is a registered UK charity, operating under the name Weinberg Next Nuclear, that campaigns for research and development into next-generation nuclear energy. In particular, it advocates advancement of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) and other Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) technologies.
- September 2011: Launched at House of Lords.
- January 2014: Becomes a Registered Charity in England and Wales.
- May 2015: Stephen Tindale joins as Director.
- Baroness Worthington is trustee and patron.
- Stephen Tindale, who led Greenpeace in the UK from 2000 until 2005, is Director.
- Thorium-based nuclear power
- Generation IV reactor
- Molten Salt Reactor
- Liquid fluoride thorium reactor
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