European Anti Nuclear Forum 2014

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Nuclear power is gradually retreating from its former prominence in the world. Not-very-old phrases such as “nuclear renaissance” have become history, as it has turned out that new reactors do not stand a chance against other sources in an open market environment. Governments have therefore come up with previously unthinkable proposals for various guarantee mechanisms aimed at encouraging potential investors. What will their impacts be? Are they not ignoring other costs that are not reflected in the price of nuclear electricity?

The objective of the international conference NEC 2014 “Economic Limits of the Nuclear Power Industry” on April 29th, 2014 in Prague is to discuss, in the presence of international and Czech experts, precisely these economic aspects of the nuclear power industry, which condition its future.


Nuclear Energy Conference 2014:

Economic Limits of the Nuclear Power Industry

Nuclear power is gradually retreating from its former prominence in the world. Not-very-old phrases such as “nuclear renaissance” have become history, as it has turned out that new reactors do not stand a chance against other sources in an open market environment. Governments have therefore come up with previously unthinkable proposals for various guarantee mechanisms aimed at encouraging potential investors. What will their impacts be? Are they not ignoring other costs that are not reflected in the price of nuclear electricity? The objective of the international conference NEC 2014 “Economic Limits of the Nuclear Power Industry” is to discuss, in the presence of international and Czech experts, precisely these economic aspects of the nuclear power industry, which condition its future.

The conference is hosted by Jan Bumba. Simultaneous interpretation Czech / English / German will be provided.

We invite Senators, MPs, public administration, energy experts, journalists, environmental organisations and other interested people.

Conference attendance is free of charge. However, please confirm your attendance by 25 April at the latest, preferably using the enclosed return form of the Internet form. If you need accommodation, we can assist you in arranging it.

Confirmation of attendance and other information:
Daniela Magersteinová, South Bohemian Mothers, e-mail: magersteinova AT centrum DOT cz[1], telephone: +420 603 532 067

For current information about the conference, including an electronic registration form, go to:

The event is organised by the associations: South Bohemian Mothers, Calla and Hnutí DUHA


Place and date of the conference

  • Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 10.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.
  • Smetana Hall, Czech Automobile Club, Opletalova 29, Prague 1


Conference agenda

from 9.30 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Kick-off, opening words
10.15 – 10.30 Energy industry in 2030Rudi Anschober, Upper Austrian State Councillor for Energy
10.30 – 11.00 Quo vadis nuclear power?Mycle Schneider, Mycle Schneider Consulting
11.00 – 11.15 Discussions
11.15 – 11.30 Break

Thematic unit I:
Support to nuclear power in Europe

11.30 – 11.50 Development of the British model of support to nuclear powerStephen Thomas, University of Greenwich Business School
11.50 – 12.10 Subsidies to nuclear power vs. European lawFranz Leidenmühler, Institute of European Law, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
12.10 – 12.45 Panel debate
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch break
13.30 – 14.00 Economic chances of the German energy transitionClaudia Kemfert, German Institute for Economic Research
14.00 – 14.15 Discussion

Thematic unit II:
Economic aspects of the new reactor project in the Czech Republic

14.15 – 14.35 Risk comparison of investment in coal, nuclear and gas power plantsIvan Beneš, independent consultant
14.35 – 14.55 Economic risks of construction of nuclear power plants in the CRMichal Šnobr, J&T Bank
14.55 – 15.15 Impacts of investment in new units at TemelínJan Ondřich, Candole Partners
15.15 – 15.45 Panel debate
15.45 – 16.15 Sustainability in the energy industry – Upper Austria as a model regionMichael Nagl, Office of the State Government of Upper Austria
16.15 Conclusion


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