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Cutting Emissions for Good: What Role for Nuclear?

Webinar on the occasion of the publication of Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2020

Date and time

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
15:00-16:15 CET

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What role can nuclear energy play in helping cut CO2 emissions for good? On the occasion of the launching of the 2020 edition of Climate Change and Nuclear Power, the IAEA is organising a webinar to discuss this question. The Covid-19 crisis and lockdown in many countries saw increasing shares of low carbon generation technology, with nuclear power providing flexible, reliable and resilient power supply. But usage of fossil fuel and associated carbon emissions are likely to rebound as economies restart.

The panellists will share their views on the role nuclear energy can play in a post-COVID 19 recovery phase, and how they can support clean energy transitions in the longer run, including through the development of clean hydrogen.

  • Introductory remarks by IAEA and moderator, Ms Kirsty Gogan
  • Key messages and findings, Climate and Change and Nuclear Power 2020, Ms Aliki van Heek
  • Perspective from IEA, Mr Lazlo Varro
  • Perspective from Poland, Mr Zbigniew Kubacki
  • Perspective from a nuclear utility, Mr Michael Green
  • Q&A


Kirsty Gogan, co-founder of the NGO Energy for Humanity
Aliki van Heek, IAEA, Head of 3E Analysis
Laszlo Varo, IEA, Chief Economist
ZbigniewKubacki, Poland, Advisor to the Minister of Climate in Poland
Michael Green, USA, General Manager, Nuclear Policy at the Arizona Public Service Company


    Kirsty Gogan

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