Next steps for UK nuclear energy seminar

This seminar will present delegates with the chance to examine the current state of the nuclear power sector in the UK and its future prospects – with the Government having now given the go-ahead for the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point and as negotiations over strike prices reach a climax.
The seminar will bring together senior stakeholders in the energy generation and supply chain with representatives from communities and interest groups, and policymakers from Parliament and across Whitehall. Delegates will discuss issues surrounding new build proposals, including questions over Hinkley Point and the other proposed sites that constitute the future of the UK’s nuclear policy. Sessions also focus on the practicalities of expansion in nuclear power operation and investment – including raising the necessary capital, and nuclear power’s long-term price competitiveness against fossil fuels and renewables, together with the availability of skilled labour and the challenges associated with building and supplying the next generation of nuclear power supply, and maintaining clean-up operations.
We are delighted that John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change; Nigel Knee, Head of Nuclear Policy, EDF Energy; Jean Llewellyn, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear; Keith Parker, Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association and Baroness Worthington, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change have kindly agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.
Further confirmed speakers include: Dr William Blyth, Director and Associate Fellow, Oxford Energy Associates; Michael Farrer, Principal Consultant, Nuvia; Paul Flynn MP; Sian John, Sector Director, Environment, Energy and Infrastructure Consenting, Royal Haskoning; Stewart Kemp, Executive Co-Director, Local Government Association’s Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum; Morgan Powell, Head of Commercial, Horizon Nuclear Power; Patrick Robinson, Partner and Head of Planning, Burges Salmon and Professor Laurence Williams, Chair, Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM).
David Mowat MP, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy and John Robertson MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

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