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.

Hosted by:

 

Norton Rose Fulbright

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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.

Media coverage

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.

by David Blackman

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.

by World Nuclear News

World Nuclear News

For full article click here.

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.

by Andrew Fawthrop

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Speakers

Dr Ben Britton

Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer

Imperial College London

Yves Desbazeille
Director General

FORATOM

Jeremy Gordon

Director
Fluent in Energy

Dr Mark Hartley 

Technical Director for
Hinkley Point C

EDF

Alan Raymant

Chief Executive of

Bradwell B

CGN UK

Nick Butler

Energy Commentator

Financial Times

Sue Ferns

Senior Deputy General
Secretary

Prospect

Christopher Granville

Managing Director 

TS Lombard

Vadim Malkin

Managing Partner
TMC LLP

Fiona Reilly

Managing Director

FiRe Energy Limited

Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson

Nuclear Development Managing Director

EDF

Peter Fraser

Head of the Gas, Coal
and Power Markets Division

International Energy Agency

Peter Hall

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Rauli Partanen

Chief Executive Officer

Think Atom

Costis Stambolis

Executive Director

IENE

Dr Jonathan Cobb

Senior Communication Manager

World Nuclear Association

Kirsty Gogan

Executive Director
Energy for Humanity

Charles Hart

Analyst and Researcher
NNWI

Adrian Pepper

Chief Executive

Pepper Media

Tim Yeo

Chairman

NNWI

 

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