18 October 2022 08:30 - 19:00 Central London

NNWI Forum 2022: A Sustainable Future - Addressing the Energy Trilemma

The Forum will provide a detailed look at how to deliver affordable very low-carbon energy while simultaneously improving security of supply, reducing dependence on imported gas, cutting carbon emissions and minimising environmental damage.

The invasion of Ukraine, the jump in energy prices, disruptions to supplies and the growing urgency of the threat of climate change make this a time of unprecedented challenge for the energy industry. At the same time the need to accelerate the clean energy transition offers the nuclear energy industry as well as other low carbon electricity generation technologies including renewables and hydrogen enormous opportunities. A lineup of top international speakers from the energy industry will explore these issues and challenges.

Forum topics include:
  • Energy Security - Accelerating Future Nuclear Projects: Nuclear power plays a major part in the world’s future energy system as a clean, reliable, and safe energy source. As countries struggle to make progress towards net-zero, investment in new nuclear capacity is essential to keep energy costs down, cut expensive gas imports and improve energy security. Nuclear power strengthens energy independence resulting in greater energy security in general. A steep decline in nuclear power plants around the world would threaten energy security and ambitious climate goals.
  • Economic Efficiency - Competitive Environment and Economic Growth: The economic competitiveness of nuclear energy is crucial for increasing its share in world electricity production, as well as for future economic growth. From an economic and sustainability standpoint, it is crucial to have the right balance of variable renewables and dispatchable resources, such as nuclear, to enable a resilient long-term energy infrastructure. Worldwide, nuclear power has proven substantial economic and environmental benefits. As a low-carbon technology, these plants can continue to deliver sustainable economic growth in a carbon-constrained world.
  • Environmental Sustainability - Delivering a Sustainable Clean Energy Transition: Energy transition is generally taken to refer to the global energy sector's shift to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources. Nuclear power, hydro, wind and solar are some of these clean sources. While nuclear power can enhance the efficiency of intermittent renewables, both are needed to limit the impacts of climate change. Transitioning to a low-carbon energy sources can provide solutions to many global issues, including efforts against climate change, the achievement of sustainable development, and improvement of human wellbeing by reducing air, water, and land pollution.

Event Address:
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG

Agenda

08:30
Registration and Breakfast
09:00
Opening Welcome
09:15
Opening Keynote
09:45
Energy Security Panel: Accelerating Future Nuclear Projects
11:15
Coffee Break
11:30
Economic Efficiency Panel: Competitive Environment and Economic Growth
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
Environmental Sustainability Panel: Delivering a Sustainable Clean Energy Transition
15:30
Coffee Break
15:45
Presentation: Let’s Energise Sustainability
16:15
Closing Keynote
16:45
Closing Remarks
17:00
Networking Reception

Speakers

Ivan Baldwin

Ivan Baldwin

UK Business Development Director for Nuclear Power

Bechtel

Michel Bérthelemy

Michel Bérthelemy

Nuclear Energy Analyst

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Iva Brkic

Iva Brkic

Associate Expert on Sustainable Energy

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Paul Butcher

Paul Butcher

Director of Public Policy

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Yves Desbazeille

Yves Desbazeille

Director General

Nucleareurope

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

Co-Founder

TerraPraxis

Tom Greatrex

Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive

Nuclear Industry Association

Chris Heffer

Chris Heffer

Director of Nuclear Power, Infrastructure and Decommissioning

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Rauli Partanen

Rauli Partanen

Chief Executive Officer

Think Atom

Martin Porter

Martin Porter

Secretary General

World Nuclear Transport Institute

David Powell

David Powell

Vice President for Nuclear Power Plant Sales

GE Hitachi

Keisuke Sadamori

Keisuke Sadamori

Director of the Office for Energy Markets and Security

International Energy Agency

Luc Van Den Durpel

Luc Van Den Durpel

Founding Partner

Nuclear-21

Alan Woods

Alan Woods

Director Strategy and Business Development

Rolls-Royce SMR

Tim Yeo

Tim Yeo

Chairman

New Nuclear Watch Institute

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