Future European energy plans in view of the recent German decision to run down its nuclear power.
Open lecture with professors David MacKay, Rainer Salomaa and Ferdi Schüth
Tisdag 8 november 2011, kl. 10.00—13.15
Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, Beijersalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm
David MacKay, Rainer Salomaa and Ferdi Schüth
David MacKay, Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Cambridge, was appointed as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change in 2009. His role is to ensure that the Depart-ment’s policies and operations are underpinned by the best science and engineering advice available.
Rainer Salomaa, Professor of nuclear engineering, Aalto University, Helsinki, will give his views on the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear accident for Helsinki’s energy future.
Professor Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, prepared the German Academy of Sciences report to the Bundes-kanzler’s Ethikkommission on the consequences of the closing of German nuclear plants.
The direct effects of the decision of the closing of German nuclear plants are that the building of coal and gas fired power stations in Germany will be escalated. This will have implications for the EU climate driven energy policy.
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