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.



The back-end of low carbon technologies: Closing down nuclear fuel cycle

26 November 2020

09:00 - 10:30 UK time

The webinar will be an opportunity to hear nuclear energy industry leaders and experts discuss a range of topics on nuclear fuel and waste management. This will include comparing the lifecycle waste from the latest generation of nuclear energy technology with that of renewables. 


Mikhail Baryshnikov

Head of Department for Innovation Products Development 


Kristina Gillin

Principal Consultant, Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning 

Vysus Group


Martin Porter 

Secretary General, World Nuclear Transport Institute

Rauli Partanen

CEO, Think Atom Ltd

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The synergy of the hydrogen economy and nuclear energy

16 December 2020 TBC

There has never been a greater focus on the development of a clean hydrogen market. The focus of policy to date has been directed towards increasing production using electricity generated by renewables, ignoring the potential role of other low-carbon power sources, notably nuclear power. New NNWI report surveys the potential of hydrogen as a decarbonising agent as well as the state of present-day policy and makes clear the valuable role that nuclear-produced hydrogen can play in hastening the development of a widespread hydrogen deployment.


Charles Hart

Senior Researcher, The New Nuclear Watch Institute

Additional speakers to be confirmed shortly

Registration details will be provided shortly.

Attracting talent into the nuclear energy industry 

8 December 2020

13:00 - 14:30 UK time

It will focus on why nuclear energy offers a great career for young talented men and women.  We believe that the challenge of climate change provides a strong incentive for able and ambitious people to enter our industry and be part of the global response to this threat. Topics to be covered will include the skills, education and training which are needed for success in the nuclear field.


Gulnara Bikkulova

Deputy General Manager, Rosatom Corporate Academy

Eric Meyer

Executive Director, Generation Atomic


International Youth Nuclear Congress 

David Haboubi

Head of Nuclear, Middle East and Africa, SNC-Lavalin

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Past sessions

The system value of nuclear capacity additions in sustainable development

21 October 2020

NNWI presented the fourth in a series of Energy Policy Panel Sessions 2020 at which the latest research from NNWI which sheds new light on the comparative costs of nuclear and intermittent renewable energy were introduced.


Charles Hart

Senior Researcher, The New Nuclear Watch Institute


Polina Lion

Chief Sustainability Officer, Rosatom

Julia Pyke 

SZC Director of Financing, EDF Energy


Kirsty Gogan

Co-Founder, Energy for Humanity

Jeremy Sainsbury

Director, Natural Power

Slides - tbc

Audio - tbc

Advanced and small modular reactors

18 June 2020

Many in the nuclear industry believe that advanced and small modular reactors will play a big part in the future of nuclear energy and help to drive down the cost of new plants. 


Alan Woods

Director Strategy and Business Development, Rolls Royce  

Lenka Kollar

Director, Strategy & External Relations, NuScale

Elena Pashina

Marketing Director, Rusatom Overseas

Richard Deakin

ISCF Challenge Director, Low Cost Nuclear Challenge, UKRI

Slides - Download here.

Audio - Watch here. (password: 32531981)

How can investment in nuclear help to stimulate the economy?

23 July 2020

This webinar focused on how reviving the UK nuclear energy industry can stimulate the post-Covid economic recovery. It will provide an update on Sizewell C and how to engineer a net zero town.


Julia Pyke

SZC Director of Financing, EDF Energy  


Ieuan Williams

Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Nuclear Industry Association


Greg Willetts

Vice President of Technology and Consultancy, Jacobs


Ian Falconer

Structured Finance, Pinsent Masons

Slides - Download here.

Audio - Watch here. (password: 32531981)

Is net zero possible without nuclear?

29 April 2020

This policy debate explored the consequences of trying to prevent irreversible climate change without nuclear remaining a significant part of the global energy mix.


Kirsty Gogan

Co-founder and Executive Director, Energy for Humanity


Alan Raymant

Chief Executive of Bradwell B, CGN UK

Martin Wright

Chair, Renewable Energy Association


Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Shadow Minister for Green New Deal and Energy, BEIS


Ian McCarlie

Partner, Renewables & Clean Tech Sub Sector Lead, Pinsent Masons

Slides - Download here.

Audio - Watch here. (password: 65415137)

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