Wednesday 4 March 2020

Energy In Conversation

Energy In Conversation

You may think low carbon power generation is a recent innovation. On this episode, guests consider a source of electricity which has been providing zero-carbon power for decades – nuclear power. Energy Institute's first guest, Kirsty Gogan considers how nuclear stacks up in today’s electricity mix when it comes to reliability, public opinion, and cost. Then, Paul Stein tells us how that could all change with an innovative new way of building nuclear power stations – small modular reactors. This is not your grandfather’s technology – but can SMRs compete with the falling price of and rising popularity of renewables?

Speakers include:

Kirsty Gogan
Global Director
Energy for Humanity

Paul Stein
Chief Technology Officer
Rolls Royce

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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