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From Fukushima to Hinkley

Dismantling the nuclear argument for a sustainable energy future

Hosted by Rebecca Harms MEP, Claude Turmes MEP, Molly Scott Cato MEP and Michel Reimon MEP from the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament



9.00 - 9.10

Welcome by Rebecca Harms and Molly Scott Cato

9.10 - 10.00

Panel 1: Economic perspectives from Japan (chair: Rebecca Harms)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tetsunari Iida, Executive director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies

Japan: What Fukushima has meant economically for Japan - devastating impacts, divestment from renewables


10.00 - 11.00

Panel 2: Implication of Fukushima in Europe (chair: Claude Turmes)

  • Antony Froggatt (Chatham House): Presenting the World nuclear status report
  • Andreas Kraemer (founder and former director of Ecologic): The German energy transition


11.00 - 11.30


11.30 - 12.30

Panel 3: The impact of Hinkley in the South West (chair: Molly Scott Cato)

  • Andrew Clarke: Report on meeting South West electricity need from renewables
  • Steve Thomas (Professor of Energy Policy, University of Greenwich): Nuclear is uneconomic and undermines investment in renewables
  • Theo Simon: Stop Hinkley campaign


12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 14.20

Panel 4: The legal case against Hinkley (chair: Michel Reimon)

  • Rudi Anschober (State Councillor of Upper Austria)
  • Paul Dorfman (University College London Energy Institute): Action by competitors


14.20 - 14.30

Final conclusions

Kathrin Glastra, Deputy Director Climate and Energy
Programme, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union


Press release

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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP

Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Press release

Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant/ Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0

Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant

Responsible MEPs

Molly Scott Cato
Molly Scott Cato

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