Nuclear Energy Conference 2022

Nuclear Energy Conference 2022


Felicia Aminoff

Felicia Aminoff is a BloombergNEF analyst covering policy related to the energy transition. Her expertise includes power, buildings, and transport decarbonization.

She produces analysis on Europe’s progress on net-zero targets, modelling least-cost power systems that meet set emissions limits. This includes modelling coal phase-out scenarios for the Czech Republic, which were created in a research collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Platform for Coal Regions in Transition in the EU.

Before joining BloombergNEF, Felicia Aminoff co-founded the start-up Spark Sustainability, which built a carbon calculator. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Technology and Energy Policy from Imperial College London.

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Petr Holub

Petr Holub has been promoting sustainable energy systems all his professional life. For eleven years he was Director of Chance for Buildings, a professional association of energy-saving construction, which he built into a respected organisation from its foundation in 2010. Before, he spent three years working at the Ministry of the Environment as an advisor for Ministers and Head of Sustainable Energy and Transport Department. He also worked in Hnutí Duha for many years. As a consultant, he evaluated projects financed from EEA and Norway Grants and assisted cities in their involvement in the Pact of Mayors for SEVEn.

Outside the Czech context, he is frequently seen in Brussels, where he helps set European legislation and economic instruments. He co-founded the Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum (C4E Forum), and he established the Roenef business association in Romania. As a consultant for the European Commission, he designed the settings for the energy-saving framework for Ukraine. He founded the consulting company Budovy21 in July 2021.

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Yves Marignac

Yves Marignac is the head of prospective analysis at Association négaWatt, an expert think tank dedicated to energy transition issues, and the chief expert on nuclear and fossil energies at its subsidiary, Institut négaWatt.

After a Master’s degree in pure mathematics, a DEA in scientific and technical information at Orsay University, and a doctoral research project with the CEA on the conditions for debating the activities of the nuclear industry, he started a career as non-institutional expert on those issues in 1997 as a researcher at WISE-Paris, a Paris-based non-profit nuclear expertise agency, which he then directed from 2003 to 2019.

He has provided expertise and advice on nuclear issues, energy scenarios and policies and the related decision-making process to many actors, ranging from NGOs like Greenpeace, expertise bodies such as the French IRSN, international agencies like the NEA and various parliaments, governmental agencies and other public actors in different countries in Europe and the world, and taught in different high schools, including Sciences Po.

In 2000, he was part of an expert team preparing a report to the Prime Minister on the economics of the nuclear power sector. In 2012-2013, he was a member of the Secretariat of the national debate on energy transition, within the cabinet of the Minister of Ecology. Since 2014, he is a member of several Advisory Groups of Experts for the French Nuclear Safety Authority.

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Simon Müller

Simon Müller is Director Germany at Agora Energiewende. He leads Agora's work in Germany on overarching energy and climate policy issues as well as in the areas of electricity, heat and energy infrastructure.

In a good ten years as an energy transition expert, Simon Müller has advised governments in over 20 countries on six continents and coordinated and authored various studies on the transition of the power and energy system to renewable energies.

Prior to Agora, he was at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris from 2010-2019, where he established and led a new Unit on system and market integration of renewables. From 2019-2021, Müller was Head of Department for Energy Systems at ENERTRAG, a renewable energy company headquartered in the Uckermark region. He also worked as a consultant, among others for the Climate Neutrality Foundation, Climate Alliance Germany and the World Bank.

Müller is an alumnus of the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs and is a member of the advisory board of the DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems. He studied in Oldenburg, Bremen and Berlin (psychology, physics) and holds a M.Sc. (Diplom) in physics.

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Oldřich Sklenář

Oldřich Sklenář is an analyst at the Association for International Affairs Research Centre. He deals with energy systems and greenhouse gas production. He graduated from Energy and Process Equipment at the Brno University of Technology and Environmental Studies at the Masaryk University. Besides, he did a study stay at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

His professional career started as an energy industry designer; he was involved, among other things, in uranium mine remediation projects at Stráž pod Ralskem and completion of the Mochovce nuclear power plant. He then worked for several organisations, including NGOs, with a focus on development of renewables and energy management. He spent most of his professional career as a manager in development and manufacturing of electric machines.

Besides the Association for International Affairs, he is also an analyst for Facts on Climate.

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Stephen Thomas

Steve Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Greenwich in London. He has been a researcher on energy policy issues for 40 years at the University of Sussex from 1976-2000 and at the University of Greenwich from 2001 until his retirement in 2015. He has focused in particular on nuclear power policy including economics, operating performance and decommissioning. He has been a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the governments of Brazil and South Africa on nuclear issues.

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