Dan Meneley


Ph.D. (1963) - Imperial College, University of London, England
Reactor Physics specialty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

DIC (1960) - Imperial College, University of London, England
Nuclear Engineering diploma

B.E. (1958) - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Civil Engineering (with Great Distinction)


International Nuclear Energy Academy (Chairman 1998-2000) - 1996 to present
Canadian Nuclear Society- 1978 to Present, President 2006-07
Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario- 1973 to Present
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society- 1967 to Present
American Nuclear Society- 1965 to Present


Currently Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Acting Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems & Nuclear Science

CANDU Owners’ Group
Director, CANTEACH program - January 2002 to January 2007

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Chief Engineer - February 1995 to October 1999
Representative, Shanghai Office- September 1997 to October 1999
Senior Advisor, Marketing and Sales - October 1999 to October 2001
Engineer Emeritus - October 2001 to Present

17th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Cancun, 2010

Nuclear Energy Challenges in this Century

The past fifty years have witnessed the advent of a new energy source and the beginning of yet another in the series of energy-use transitions that have marked our history since the start of our technological development. Each of these transitions has been accompanied by adaptive challenges. Each unique set of challenges has been met. Today the world faces the need for another transition. This paper outlines some of the associated challenges that lie ahead of us all, as we adapt to this new and exciting environment. The first step in defining the challenges ahead is to make some form of prediction of the future energy supply and demand during the period. Herein, the future up to 2010 is presumed to include two major events -- first, a decline in the availability and a rise in price of petroleum, and second a need to reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Both of these events are taken to be imminent. Added to these expected events is the assumption that the total of wind, solar, and other such energy sources will be able to contribute, but only in a relatively small way, to the provision of needed energy to our ever-expanding human population.

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