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2015 年 7 月 20 日

《核電 霧霾 你》登好書榜

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我的科普書《核電 霧霾 你:從福島核事故細說能源、環保與工業安全》,2014年北京大學出版(《核電關鍵報告》,台灣天下文化版;《七彩能源一鑑開》,香港天地版),最近獲選入中國高校出版社 2014年12月好書榜,位列前三名(http://www.ilu
cking.com/zixun/shuye-2249/
)。好書榜由光明日報評論部和教育部中國大學生在線聯合主辦。

2011年3月11日,日本東北部的大地震引起的海嘯造成福島核電廠事故,揭露了核電安全的一大瓶頸:人為失誤。一時間,民眾開始質疑核電安全。能源已成為現代文明的血液,但是安全的能源才能造福人類。與其他能源相比,核能是否安全呢?放棄核電可行嗎?如果放棄核電,我們又有哪些能源選項?七彩能源對於環境有些哪些影響?

作為福島核事故後首個獲邀前往日本福島的外國安全可靠度專家,我不僅在事故發生一個月後走訪仙台,並於2013年7月再次應邀前往福島核電廠了解善後工作。前後兩次訪問中,我與日本的同仁、政府和業界人士探討福島事故發生的原因,並提出能源政策的願景。其間,我對包括核電在內的七彩能源與環保問題進行探討,尤其是分析各種能源生命週期的利弊,評估七彩能源的穩定性、污染度及心理因素,以及指出能源的發展應如何在國家發展、民生需求與環境永續生存及安全可靠度之間取得平衡。

根據這些反思,我先後以中文繁體字、簡體字在香港、台灣和大陸出版了《核電 霧霾 你》。本書引起關注,並在短期內罕有地被譯成英、日、法、俄文在美國麻州、日本東京、法國巴黎和俄羅斯莫斯科出版。這本書能夠獲選入好書榜,並被翻譯成多國文字在世界各地出版,說明能源與環境問題關乎人類社會的永續生存,引人關注。希望各界繼續關注能源與環保,共同努力從事科技創新,推動社會進步。

My book, Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy, reaches top three

Recently, I was honoured to learn that the simplified Chinese version of my popular science book, Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Environmental Protection and Safety in the Wake of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, published in December 2014 by Peking University Press, was ranked among the top three books (http://www.ilucking.com/zixun/ shuye-2249/) in the December 2014 Best Books List (University Press List). The list was jointly established by the Editorial Division of Guang Ming Daily and China University Student Online of the Ministry of Education in China.

Earlier versions were published in traditional Chinese by Commonwealth Publishing Group in Taiwan and Cosmos Books in Hong Kong.

My book was based the severe earthquake and ensuing tsunami on the 11 March 2011 in the north-eastern part of Japan that triggered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, which revealed a bottleneck in nuclear safety: human error. Once again, people started to question the safety of nuclear power. Energy is the lifeblood of modern civilisation, but only safe energy sources can benefit mankind. Is nuclear energy safe compared to other energies? Is it feasible to give up nuclear energy? What energy alternatives do we have if we give up nuclear power? What impact will different types of energy have on our environment?

As the first overseas safety expert to be invited to Fukushima after the nuclear accident, I not only visited Sendai just one month after the accident but also the Fukushima power plant in July 2013, where I learned about the post-disaster clean-up. During my visits, I discussed with my Japanese counterparts as well as government and industry personnel about the causes of the accident and proposed energy policy ideas. I also reflected on issues related to a whole spectrum of energies, including nuclear energy, and their effect on the environment. I looked at the pros and cons of different energies from a life cycle perspective; the stability, pollution impact and the emotional acceptance of various energies; and the need to balance energy development with national economic development, human needs, environmental sustainability and safety and reliability.

On the basis of these reflections, I wrote the book, published successively in traditional and simplified Chinese in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. It drew worldwide attention and was quickly translated into English, Japanese, French and Russian, which is rare, and published in Massachusetts (US), Tokyo (Japan), Paris (France) and Moscow (Russia), respectively. That the book is ranked among the three best books and has been translated into various languages is testimony that energy and the environment are important issues that concern the sustainability of the human race. I hope people from various walks of life will continue to pay attention to energy and environmental protection and work together to promote scientific and technological innovations for the advancement of society.

20 July, 2015

 

 

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