06 November 2019 08:30 - 19:30 Central London

NNWI Forum 2019: Nuclear Energy as part of Europe's energy mix

The NNWI Forum 2019 brought together speakers and panellists from five EU member states as well as from further afield. The topic, "Nuclear Energy as part of Europe's energy mix", excited lively discussion throughout the day.

On a perfect late autumn day last year the view across the Thames towards the Tower of London from the top floor of Norton Rose Fulbright's office was spectacular. Inside, at the New Nuclear Watch Institute Forum 2019, the audience had industry experts to debate with and a screen full of pictures, charts and tables to look at.

The Forum brought together speakers and panellists from five EU member states as well as from further afield. The topic, "Nuclear Energy as part of Europe's energy mix", excited lively discussion throughout the day.

One strong theme was the concern that the nuclear industry must make its voice heard beyond the energy community. Our vision of the crucial role which nuclear can play in providing clean, safe and cheap electricity to tackle the increasingly urgent challenge of climate change needs to be communicated persuasively to both governments and members of the public alike.

Another striking aspect was the confidence expressed by the wide range of nuclear professionals taking part both in the industry's ability to rise to this challenge and in the progress it is making on many fronts.

One of the Forum's most encouraging messages was how the academic world, the NGOs, the trade unions and the top management of the leading nuclear energy companies are united in their optimism about the industry's future.

Agenda

08:30
Registration and breakfast
09:00
Opening welcome
09:15
Keynote speech
09:45
Panel 1: Is there a place for nuclear energy in Europe?
10:45
Coffee break
11:15
Panel 2: Making the case for nuclear in the energy mix
12:15
Presentation: A European Green New Deal
12:45
Lunch
13:45
Presentation: Hinkley Point C: Building a Legacy
14:15
Panel 3: Cutting the cost of new nuclear plants
15:15
Coffee break
15:45
Panel 4 – Economic benefits of nuclear
16:45
Keynote speech
17:15
Closing remarks
17:30
Networking reception
19:00
End

Media coverage

 We have to take cost risks on low-carbon projects
We have to take cost risks on low-carbon projects

The urgency of the climate crisis means that the world cannot wait for a decade or more to find out whether immature technologies - such as carbon, capture and storage - will work, the former chair of parliament’s energy and climate change committee has warned.

 Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future
Costs and financing key to Europe's nuclear future

Nuclear has a place in Europe's energy mix, but rising costs - even if only perceived - need to be addressed to ensure future growth, speakers agreed at the New Nuclear Watch Institute's (NNWI's) first annual forum, held in London.

Europe must not ignore nuclear in fight against climate change
Europe must not ignore nuclear in fight against climate change

NNWI boss Tim Yeo says there is a 'big opportunity' for Europe to become an industry leader in tackling climate change. Europe’s policymakers and nuclear industry are missing a “unique opportunity” to tackle the climate emergency.

Speakers

Dr Ben Britton

Dr Ben Britton

Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer

Imperial College London

Nick Butler

Nick Butler

Commentator

Financial Times

Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson

Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson

Nuclear Development Managing Director

EDF Energy

Dr Jonathan Cobb

Dr Jonathan Cobb

Senior Communication Manager

World Nuclear Association

Yves Desbazeille

Yves Desbazeille

Director General

FORATOM

Sue Ferns

Sue Ferns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

Prospect

Peter Fraser

Peter Fraser

Head of the Gas, Coal and Power Markets Division

International Energy Agency

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

Executive Director

Energy for Humanity

Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy Gordon

Director

Fluent in Energy

Christopher Granville

Christopher Granville

Managing Director

TS Lombard

Peter Hall

Peter Hall

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Charles Hart

Charles Hart

Senior Analyst and Researcher

New Nuclear Watch Institute

Dr Mark Hartley

Dr Mark Hartley

Technical Director for Hinkley Point C

EDF Energy

Vadim Malkin

Vadim Malkin

Managing Partner

TMC LLP

Rauli Partanen

Rauli Partanen

Chief Executive Officer

Think Atom

Adrian Pepper

Adrian Pepper

Chief Executive

Pepper Media

Alan Raymant

Alan Raymant

Chief Executive of Bradwell B

CGN UK

Fiona Reilly

Fiona Reilly

Managing Director

FiRe Energy Limited

Costis Stambolis

Costis Stambolis

Executive Director

Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE)

Tim Yeo

Tim Yeo

Chairman

New Nuclear Watch Institute

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