The future of nuclear energy in Europe following Brexit

Date

14 Mar 2017 16:00 to 18:00

Address

Churchill Room
House of Commons, Westminster
SW1A 0AA  London
Belgium

Section

Energy
UK in Europe

Event Location

London

Event Description

NNWE Parliamentary Briefing

The future of nuclear energy in Europe following Brexit

Venue: Churchill Room, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

Time: 16.00 – 18.00, 14 March 2017

 

Chaired by:

Professor Bill Lee, Former Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London

 

Speakers include:

Dr Dan Poulter MP

Tim Yeo, Chairman, New Nuclear Watch Europe (NNWE)

Nick Butler, Energy Commentator, Financial Times

Peter Atherton, Associate, Cornwall Energy

 

New Nuclear Watch Europe (NNWE) invites you to attend our upcoming Parliamentary Briefing on The future of nuclear energy in Europe following Brexit, due to be held in the House of Commons, London, on the 14 March 2017 at 16.00.

The event is free to attend. If you would like to confirm your place, please RSVP to Ed Gavaghan at: contact@newnuclearwatch.eu.

We hope you are able to join us for this timely discussion.

 

Event Description

The event will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the nuclear energy sector across Europe following Brexit. With the UK moving forward with a pipeline of new nuclear build projects, most recently with the CGN-EDF Hualong 1 application for GDA approval, this event will bring together leading policymakers, industry, academics and commentators to discuss how Europe can continue to be a global leader in nuclear energy development.

NNWE intends to promote discussion on the need for a Pan-European, or EU+, policy framework when discussing new nuclear build. With Brexit likely to occur in 2019, and the recent announcement that the UK will be pulling out of the Euratom Treaty, NNWE envisages the development of an Organisation for Nuclear Cooperation and Development in Europe, to continue and further enhance nuclear cooperation.

The latest EU PINC report highlights that 105GWe of new nuclear generation will be needed by 2050 – roughly 100 new reactors – to meet existing demand and climate change targets. However, only eighteen nuclear power plants are in development, planned, or proposed within the European Union itself. Whereas ninety-five reactors are planned throughout our EU neighbours – including Belarus, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and now the UK. NNWE believes an organisation is needed to drive the future of nuclear energy development across Europe and help us reach the ambitious 2050 target.

 

Agenda (subject to change)

 

Time

Description

16.00

Registration and light refreshments

16.15

Introduction

Dr Dan Poulter MP

Professor Bill Lee, Former Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College London

16.30

The Future of Nuclear Energy in Europe After Brexit

Tim Yeo, Chairman, New Nuclear Watch Europe (NNWE)

Nick Butler, Energy Commentator, Financial Times

Peter Atherton, Associate, Cornwall Energy

Further speakers to be confirmed

17.00    

Question and Answer Session

18.00    

Close

 

Organisations Attending:

BAM Nuttall; Cammell Laird; European Commission; EDF; Embassay of the Republic of Poland in London; Embassy of France in the UK; Embassy of Romania in the UK; Embassy of the Czech Republic; Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Energy for Humanity; Energy Intensive Users Group; ENGIE; Eurelectric; Eversheds Sutherland; Fortum Corporation; GE Power; Hitachi Europe; Imperial College London; Kepco; KPMG; NAMRC; National Nuclear Laboratory; Newgate Communications; Nuvia; Politico Europe; Predict Ability; Prospect; Rolls Royce; South West LEP; Terrestial Energy; TMC Partnership; and University of Sheffield.

 

About New Nuclear Watch Europe (NNWE)

NNWE was established at the end of 2014 under the chairmanship of Tim Yeo (former UK Member of Parliament and Chair of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee) and is an interest group which aims to ensure nuclear power is recognised as an important and desirable way for European governments to meet the long-term security needs of their countries.

 

For more information, please visit our website: www.newnuclearwatch.eu.

Jobs

EIOPA - European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority
Experts on Supervisory Oversight
European Society of Association Executives
Project Coordinator Internship
U.S. Mission to the EU
Economic Specialist