Webinar: The Role of Nuclear Energy in a Low-Carbon Future with speakers from the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency, BEIS and Jacobs

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Nuclear power has long been one of the most controversial forms of energy, with powerplant disasters and poor nuclear waste disposal often cited as major reasons to abandon the source. However, recent advocates argue that nuclear energy is misunderstood, and with an ability to produce vast amounts of energy with low carbon emissions, will be vital to achieving net-zero by 2050.

With nuclear power high on the agenda at COP25, and expected to be a significant part of the UK government's plans for decarbonisation and energy transition, WIG is delighted to invite you to a cross-sector webinar on the role of nuclear energy in a low-carbon future.

By tuning in you will:

  • Understand more about the role that nuclear power could play in decarbonising energy networks domestically and abroad
  • Hear from experts on the myths and misconceptions that surround nuclear energy, from questions about its safety, to the idea of a 'silver bullet' to carbon emissions
  • Have the unique opportunity to pose your questions directly to our cross-sector panel of experts during an audience Q&A

 

  • Jan-Horst Keppler

    Senior Economic Advisor

    OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

    Jan Horst Keppler is senior economic advisor at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. He is also professor of economics at the Université Paris – Dauphine, where he directs the Chair European Electricity Markets (CEEM) and the Masters Energy, Finance, Carbon (EFC). His principal research is on the competitiveness of low carbon technologies such as nuclear energy, taking into account their full costs at the system level. Recent publications include The Costs of Decarbonisation: System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables (2019), The Full Costs of Electricity Provision (2018), “Determining Optimal Interconnection Capacity on the Basis of Hourly Demand and Supply Functions of Electricity” (Energy Journal, 2018) as well as “Rationales for Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms” (Energy Policy, 2017). Professor Keppler intervenes regularly in the media and was until 2018 a member of the Exchange Council of EPEX Spot, the European electricity market operator.

+ Other panellists TBC

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