NNWI Forum 2020
Tuesday 20 October 2020
About the event
The overall theme of the Forum will be the essential role of nuclear in tackling climate change and post-COVID-19 economic recovery. It will reflect NNWI's long held view that both nuclear and renewable energy capacity must be substantially increased if net zero is to be reached by 2050.
Topics to be covered:
UK nuclear industry and supply chain review
Cutting the cost of new nuclear plants
Developments in small and advanced modular reactors
International recognition of nuclear energy’s value
Post-COVID-19 economic recovery
Further information will be provided soon.
Norton Rose Fulbright
Highlights from last year's Forum
6 November 2019
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.