From Fukushima to Hinkley

From Fukushima to Hinkley

Dismantling the Nuclear Argument for a Sustainable Energy Future
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An event on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and its impact on Europe. In particular, in view of the recent illegal decision to give permission for massive government subsidy of Hinkley Point - highlighting subsequent environmental and economic consequences as well as creating a precedent across the EU.

Where: Europe House, 32 Smith Street, London SW1P 3EU
When: 5th March 2015 from 9.30 - 14.30

Panel 1: Economic perspectives from Japan (chair: Rebecca Harms)
Tetsunari Iida, Executive director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, Japan: What Fukushima has meant economically for Japan - devastating impacts, divestment from renewables

Panel 2: Implication of Fukushima in Europe (chair: Claude Turmes)
- Antony Froggatt (Chatham House): Presenting the World nuclear status report
- Patrick Graichen (Executive Director, Agora Energiewende): The German energy transition

Panel 3: The impact of Hinkley in the South West (chair: Molly Scott Cato)
- Andrew Clarke (The Resilience Centre): Report on meeting South West electricity need from renewables
- Steve Thomas (Professor of Energy Policy, University of Greenwich): Nuclear is uneconomic and undermines investment in renewables
- Theo Simon: Stop Hinkley campaign

Panel 4: The legal case against Hinkley (chair: Michel Reimon)
- Expert from Austria on the government's legal action (tbc)
- Paul Dorfman (University College London Energy Institute): Action by competitors

Final conclusions from Kathrin Glastra, Deputy Director Climate and Energy Programme, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union