FORATOM takes part in EUSEW session on low-carbon economy

Jun 24, 2015 | Newsfeed

On 18 June 2015, Jean-Pol Poncelet, FORATOM Director General, participated in a roundtable debate organised by the European Commission (EC) and entitled: Energy Union: what electricity mix can achieve Europe’s low-carbon economy?. It took place within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in Brussels. It is the first time that a representative of FORATOM has ever been invited to talk during the EUSEW conference.

The other panellists were Dr. James Watson from Solar Power Europe, François-Régis Mouton from GasNaturally, Stephen Tindale, Climate and Energy policy Consultant and Vera Brenzel from E.ON. Alejandro Ulzurrun de Asanza y Munoz, DG Energy, EC, moderated the debate.

It is worth noting that during the debate, Stephen Tindale, former Executive Director of Greenpeace UK advocated nuclear energy as part of the solution in the fight against climate change. He stated that “to combat climate change we should use all the low-carbon energy tools at our disposal” including nuclear. Mr. Tindale campaigned for 20 years against nuclear, but he realised that it had no economic and climate rational. “Nuclear is not perfect, but it is necessary as a transition technology to low-carbon fuels”, he said.

The presentations are available here.

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