The future of nuclear energy in a carbon-constrained world

25Jul2018

The future of nuclear energy in a carbon-constrained world

 Bannières SNETP (1)

Harnessing the power of the atomic nucleus for peaceful purposes was one of the most astonishing scientific and technological achievements of the 20th century. It has benefited medicine, security, and energy. Yet, after a few decades of rapid growth, investment in nuclear energy has stalled in many developed countries and nuclear energy now constitutes a meager 5% of global primary energy production. In the 21st century, the world faces the new challenge of drastically reducing emissions of greenhouse gases while simultaneously expanding access to energy and economic opportunity for billions of people. In the new MIT study presented here, the authors have examined this challenge in the electricity sector, which has been widely identified as an early candidate for deep decarbonisation.

The main findings will be discussed in three thematic sessions:

  • Is nuclear needed for decarbonising the World’s power sector?
  • Where is the cost of new nuclear? And how to reduce it?
  • The role of industry and government in developing new nuclear technology

When: Tuesday 4 September 2018 – 9am to 2pm

Where: Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca – 10 rue Alfred de Vigny, 75008 PARIS

The organizers:

- Sébastien CANDEL – President of Académie des sciences

- Jean-Bernard LEVY – Chairman and CEO of EDF

- Dominique MINIERE – Group Senior Executive Vice President from Nuclear and Thermal Power Plants Division of EDF

More information HERE!

 

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