Nuclear Energy Conference 2022

Nuclear Energy Conference 2022

What Prevents Nuclear Energy Development in Europe?


The current war in Ukraine is turning the energy systems debate primarily to how to tackle the realistic risk of Russian natural gas cut-off. The list of possible solutions includes accelerated development of renewables and energy consumption reduction schemes. Czech political representatives, in turn, have supported long-term replacement of fossil fuels with investment in nuclear reactors. What are the economic risks associated with new nuclear units? Can we substitute for Russian natural gas and phase out coal combustion without them? Which energy future will be cheaper?

The objective of the international conference NEC 2022 “What Prevents Nuclear Energy Development in Europe?” is to discuss these very issues in detail with international and Czech experts.

Current News:

30 August 2022 – You can now find this website at the new address, since the domain will stop working in the upcoming months. Please save the new address, where you can find previous conference instalments as well as future conferences. Thank you for your understanding.

25 May 2022 – You can now watch speeches from the conference in English (Simon Müller, Felicia Aminoff, Stephen Thomas and Yves Marignac) or in Czech (Petr Holub and Oldřich Sklenář). A recording of the entire conference, including the discussion in Czech, is also available.

23 May 2022 – Watch conference presentations by Simon Müller, Agora Energiewende director for Germany; Stephen Thomas, emeritus professor of energy policy at the University of Greenwich in London; Yves Marignac, chief expert in nuclear and fossil energy at the Institut négaWatt; Petr Holub, energy consultant with Budovy 21; and Oldřich Sklenář, analyst of Association for International Affairs Research Centre.

17 May 2022 – The conference will be broadcast live via the Czech News Agency website as well as the portal Hospodářské noviny, but without the ability to ask questions and only in the Czech language.

20 April 2022 – Register for the Conference today. Please confirm your attendance by 16 May at the latest. Admission is free of charge. Journalists, public authorities, deputies, senators, energy experts, environmental organisations and other persons interested in nuclear waste issues are invited.