International Launch of the New World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014

International Launch of the New World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014

In cooperation with the NRDC and the Union of Concerned Scientists

 

A light lunch will be served from 12:00pm.

 

Location: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Washington DC office, 1152 15th Street NW, Suite 300

 

Opening remarks: Rebecca Bertram, Program Director, Environment & Global Dialogue, Heinrich Böll Foundation

Keynote: Mycle Schneider, Lead Author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Report

Comment: Tatsujiro Suzuki, Former Vice-Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission

Moderation: Matthew McKinzie, Director, Nuclear Program, NRDC

 

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The Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) are delighted to invite you to a luncheon discussion with Mycle Schneider, the lead author of the new World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2014. Plummeting natural gas prices, sovereign debt crisis, increasing costs and improved economic conditions for renewable energy sources have created a challenging global environment for nuclear power. Contrary to the widespread perception - that we are seeing a global renaissance in nuclear power - this industry is actually in decline. The report provides a vital reality check to the current situation of the global nuclear industry as well as identifying important global nuclear trends, in particular with its renewable energy competitors. This year’s report features an in-depth reassessment of the nuclear power sector in Japan post-Fukushima: all of the Japanese reactors are currently shut down, dramatically reducing the number of operating reactors in the world. Time to adjust world nuclear statistics to industrial reality.

 

Mycle Schneider, lead author of the annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report, is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), based at Princeton University, and a laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". He is the Coordinator of the Seoul International Energy Advisory Council (SIEAC). He has advised the French Environment Minister, the Belgian Minister for Energy and Sustainable Development as well as the German Environment Ministry, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and others. Mycle has given evidence or held briefings at parliaments in 14 countries and given lectures at twenty universities and engineering schools in ten countries. He is a frequent speaker at renowned international energy events.