Terrestrial Energy Announces Appointment of Internationally-Recognized Authority on Sustainability to International Advisory Board
NEW YORK, NY – November 30, 2015 – Terrestrial Energy announces the appointment of Ben Heard of Australia to its International Advisory Board. Mr. Heard is a globally recognized authority on climate change mitigation and corporate sustainability. He has advised large and small corporations on climate and sustainability matters.
This appointment demonstrates the Company’s core commitment to developing commercially-viable, sustainable, clean-energy technology that can rapidly drive global decarbonization of the primary energy system. Mr. Heard is a thought leader in ecological issues, who strongly advocates for advanced nuclear technology as an essential part of the climate solution.
Ben Heard is a principal of Australian-based consultancy, ThinkClimate Consulting, and popular analyst and commentator through Decarbonise SA, where he provides research, analysis, and strategy development in sustainability and climate change to the private sector. He has advised large corporations on a range of climate, sustainability and stakeholder consultation challenges. Mr. Heard has taught sustainability and climate change at University of Adelaide, where he is also pursuing his PhD in Clean Energy Systems and Advanced Nuclear. Mr. Heard has a Masters in Corporate Sustainability Management from Monash University in Victoria, Australia.
Simon Irish, chief executive of Terrestrial Energy, commented on the appointment:
“The energy industry is at a crossroads created by fuel ecological impact and policy response. Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR® technology has game-changing ecological ramifications for the energy industry and these require expert handling. Terrestrial Energy is therefore delighted to be working with Mr. Heard in this capacity. He is one of today’s ecological and sustainability thought leaders, and will assist the Company with one of its core objectives: to demonstrate that Terrestrial Energy is a leading industrial energy innovator that is addressing the central problems of climate change and energy sustainability.”