29 April 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Online

ENERGY POCLIY PANEL: Is net zero possible without nuclear?

The growing importance of net zero emissions targets is a huge opportunity for the nuclear industry.

Reaching net zero goal by mid-century requires a faster reduction in carbon emissions than any country has ever achieved. It will involve almost total decarbonisation of electricity generation. 

Some advocates of renewables claim this can be done without nuclear and NNWI has always strongly supported the expansion of renewable energy. 

But historically only France and Sweden have achieved rapid cuts in emissions from electricity generation. Both did so by increasing their use of nuclear. 

This policy debate explored the consequences of trying to prevent irreversible climate change without nuclear remaining a significant part of the global energy mix.

Agenda

10:00
Welcome
Tim Yeo photo
Tim Yeo
10:10
Perspective from Energy for Humanity
Kirsty Gogan photo
Kirsty Gogan
10:20
Perspective from CGN UK
Alan Raymant photo
Alan Raymant
10:30
Renewable energy in the UK generation mix
Martin Wright photo
Martin Wright
10:40
Perspective from BEIS
Dr Alan Whitehead MP photo
Dr Alan Whitehead MP
10:50
Pinsent Masons on the energy mix
Ian McCarlie photo
Ian McCarlie
11:00
Q&A panel discussion
11:30
End

Speakers

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

Executive Director

Energy for Humanity

Ian McCarlie

Ian McCarlie

Partner, Renewables & Clean Tech Sub Sector Lead

Pinsent Masons

Alan Raymant

Alan Raymant

Chief Executive of Bradwell B

CGN UK

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Shadow Minister for Green New Deal and Energy

BEIS

Martin Wright

Martin Wright

Chair

Renewable Energy Association

Tim Yeo

Tim Yeo

Chairman

New Nuclear Watch Institute

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