17 June 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Online

High-Level Economic Panel: Harnessing the renewed global support for nuclear to help achieve net zero

Endorsement of nuclear’s environmental benefits and outstanding safety record will help nuclear take its rightful place alongside other low carbon energy technologies.

The recent report of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre is the most positive statement about nuclear to emerge from any EU body for many years. Its resounding endorsement of nuclear’s environmental benefits and outstanding safety record will help nuclear take its rightful place alongside other low carbon energy technologies as a key part of the global response to climate change. Extending the life of existing nuclear plants will accelerate progress towards net zero in this decade while increased investment in new capacity, including advanced and small modular reactors, will drive down both costs and carbon emissions in the 2030s.

Agenda

14:00
NNWI welcome
Tim Yeo photo
Tim Yeo
14:05
Host welcome
Michael Freeman photo
Michael Freeman
14:10
Nuclear energy’s role in mitigating climate change – European Union’s perspective
Yves Desbazeille photo
Yves Desbazeille
14:20
Towards an understanding of the economics of nuclear energy in a carbon-constrained future
Diane Cameron photo
Diane Cameron
14:30
Aligning policy objectives to tap the full climate mitigation potential of nuclear technologies
Dr Bertrand Magné photo
Dr Bertrand Magné
14:40
Nuclear energy cost-effectively decarbonizes energy systems
Sama Bilbao y León photo
Sama Bilbao y León
14:50
Q&A panel discussion
15:30
End

Speakers

Sama Bilbao y León

Sama Bilbao y León

Director General

World Nuclear Association

Diane Cameron

Diane Cameron

Head of Division, Nuclear Technology Development and Economics

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Yves Desbazeille

Yves Desbazeille

Director General

FORATOM

Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman

Senior Lawyer, Nuclear Team

Pinsent Masons

Dr Bertrand Magné

Dr Bertrand Magné

Energy Economist, Energy, Economic and Environmental (3E) Analysis Unit

International Atomic Energy Agency

Tim Yeo

Tim Yeo

Chairman

New Nuclear Watch Institute

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