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June 2017
16 June
Panel Session

CLEAN ENERGY: BUILDING MOMENTUM IN A RENAISSANCE IN NUCLEAR POWER

14:30-15:45 Congress Centre, Conference Hall B2
Recent innovations in financing models, mobility for power stations, generation and water desalination applications, as well as technologies to recycle spent rods, are all driving a renewed interest in nuclear as a growing part of the energy mix. What are the next big opportunities for the USD 55 billion industry and what challenges must be overcome for the sector to reach its full potential?
Moderator:
Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council
Panellists:
Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate for the Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco
Sergey Kirienko, Chief Executive Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
William D. Magwood IV, Director General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA OECD)

Highlights

The most serious challenge facing us is a complete instability of electricity market in many countries. In this situation it is difficult to invest into future.

William D. Magwood IV
Director General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA OECD)

It is wrong to compare the sources of energy: the question is in the right balance, and atomic energy is a vital element of such balance.

Sergey Kirienko
Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”

The question is not what energy is better, the question is how we can reach the neutrality of emissions to decrease the impact of climate change.

Hakima El Haite
Minister Delegate for the Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco

The most important challenge for atomic energy is the accumulation of waste products. In this respect, innovations mean the creation of a new production cycle permitting to use spent fuel as a source of fuel for a fast reactor.

Sergey Kirienko
Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”