Global civil society call for high profile nuclear presence at COP26

5 March 2020

Tim Yeo, Chairman of The New Nuclear Watch Institute is honored to be one of the signatories of a Declaration, presented at a civil society roundtable hosted by Energy for Humanity. 

“In this critical decade we must expand the suite of clean energy options to include nuclear products that are cost competitive, easier to buy, easier to deliver, present lower risk to investors and can meet a broad range of market applications,” civil society leaders declared today in a document presented to the governments of the UK and Canada.


The presentation took place at a civil society roundtable event in London on 5 March 2020. The roundtable concluded that as the second largest source of clean energy, nuclear should be represented accordingly during the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow. 

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Energy Policy Panel Sessions 2020

February, April, June, September

The New Nuclear Watch Institute in partnership with the Nuclear Institute and the EIC (Energy Industries Council) is holding a series of energy policy debates in 2020.


29 April - Is net zero possible without nuclear?  ONLINE EVENT

18 June - Advanced and small modular reactors

30 September -  What nuclear needs from COP26 

4 November - Financing nuclear new build

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Drinks Reception: Climate Change and Nuclear Energy - The World in 2020

10 December 2019

In 2020 time isn’t on our side. Preventing dangerous irreversible climate change requires a much bigger and faster response than anything previously achieved. So 2020 must be a year of more action and fewer words. In 2020 energy policy must be anchored in reality. Nuclear should be treated equally alongside other low carbon sustainable energy sources. 


  • Jonathan Cobb, World Nuclear Association

  • Kirsty Gogan, Energy for Humanity

  • Tim Yeo, The New Nuclear Watch Institute

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

6 November 2019

The European Commission's attitude towards nuclear contrasts with its support for renewable energy. Nuclear is seen as competing against renewables. There's a risk that the limit to which a modern economy can rely on intermittent energy sources is ignored - with worrying implications for security of supply.


The New Nuclear Watch Institute believes Europe needs both nuclear and renewable energy to meet its challenging targets. Global concern about climate change will intensify in the next few years.


The Forum addressed these issues directly and was an opportunity to hear from and question industry experts and policy makers.

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Energy Journalism & Sustainability Workshop

3-4 September 2019

The New Nuclear Watch Institute, in cooperation with the London School of Business and Finance and Energy for Humanity, held an exclusive 2-day workshop in central London for influential journalists from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe on the theme of Sustainable Energy.

The aim is to consider the international energy industry in the context of the sustainability agenda. This will include the role of nuclear energy in the sustainable path and will address the most common concerns and misconceptions. Experts from the world of media, politics, business and academia will provide training sessions and insights on a string of different topics all related to the challenges to energy journalism in the sustainability news agenda.

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Breakfast Roundtable: How can post Brexit Britain create opportunities for exporting its nuclear capabilities?

21 May 2019

Gowling WLG jointly with the New Nuclear Watch Institute hosted a breakfast roundtable for a small number of invitees on Tuesday 21st May to discuss how post Brexit Britain can create opportunities for exporting its nuclear capabilities.


  • Ivan Baldwin, Vice President Government & New Business, National Nuclear Labs 

  • Adrian Worker, Vice President Business Development for European Nuclear Programmes, Jacobs

  • David Hughes, Nuclear Strategy Specialist, Civil Nuclear Team, Department for International Trade

Breakfast Roundtable: Cutting the Cost of Capital for New

Nuclear Build

4 December 2018

Jointly with Herbert Smith Freehills we held a breakfast roundtable to discuss the theme of cutting the cost of capital for new nuclear built with a particular focus on harnessing the RAB approach.


  • Robert Davies - Chief Operating Officer, CGN UK 

  • Julia Pyke - Nuclear Development Director, EDF

  • Matthew Job - Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Tim Yeo - Chairman, The New Nuclear Watch Institute

Breakfast Roundtable: Prospects for Small and Advanced Modular Reactors

28 November 2018

Jointly with Pinsent Masons we held a breakfast roundtable to discuss the prospects for small and advanced modular reactors, both domestically and internationally.


  • Richard Deakin – Head of Innovation, Advanced Nuclear Technologies, BEIS

  • Ross Morgan – Senior Commercial Manager, Tokamak Energy Ltd

  • Helen Peters – Legal Director, Pinsent Masons LLP

  • Tim Yeo  – Chairman, The New Nuclear Watch Institute

NNWI Drinks Reception

5 September 2018

NNWI hosted a Drinks Reception at the House of Lords, focusing on the future of the nuclear energy industry and how it will help meet the 2015 Paris climate goals.


  • Kirill Komarov – Chairman, World Nuclear Association and First Deputy Director General, Rosatom

  • William D. Magwood IV – Director-General, Nuclear Energy Agency

  • Kirsty Gogan – Co-founder and Executive Director, Energy for Humanity

  • Keisuke Sadamori – Director of the Office for Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency

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