In a context of increasing demand of global electricity consumption, it is necessary to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels.
The round table aims to present the different challenges that nuclear will face in the coming decades and, to show what are the favorable conditions for nuclear development, according to the technologies that are being developed. We will analyze and illustrate the various elements that contribute to the nuclear development: science and skills, technological developments and outlooks, balanced international regulations.
Program and participants
Host of the panel discussion:
Bernard Bigot, Chairman of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Sergei Kirienko, CEO of ROSATOM (Russia)
The reactor technologies under development (GEN IV, SMR... )
Christophe Behar, Director for Nuclear Energy at CEA (France)
The downstream fuel cycle and RNR
William D. Magwood, Head of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
Frameworks for future development
Antoni Gurgui Ferrer, Vice-President of Western European Nuclear Regulators' Association (WENRA)
European vision and the possible convergence of regulators
Eija Karita Puska, Senior Principal Scientist at Technical research Centre of Finland (VTT)
Scientific expertise and skills management