Morning, Tuesday, 16th October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the outlook for new nuclear projects in the UK and follows the recent announcements of a £200 million Nuclear Sector Deal and government negotiations with Hitachi in relation to the proposed Wylfa Newydd project.
In the context of the National Infrastructure Commission’s recommendations that nuclear projects be continued on a one-by-one basis due to the lower cost of renewables, delegates will consider the latest thinking on how to reduce the cost of nuclear power without compromising safety.
Planned sessions will assess the role of nuclear power in ensuring the UK’s energy security as coal generation is phased out, as well as priorities for effectively incentivising innovation in the context of the Nuclear Innovation fund to support future nuclear fuels, new nuclear manufacturing techniques, recycling and reprocessing, and advanced reactor design.
We also expect discussion to bring out latest thinking on the environmental impact of nuclear projects, particularly in the areas of waste and construction following a government consultation on decommissioning as well as on the international investment climate for the industry, and prospects for a sector deal.