Nuclear Energy Conference 2020

9.30 Registration


10.00–10.15 Opening speeches – Stefan Kaineder, Upper Austrian Government; Karel Polanecký, Hnutí DUHA Energy Campaigner; Dalibor Stráský, Upper Austria nuclear power attorney

10.15–11.00 Possible role of nuclear power in the battle with climate crisis – Georg Günsberg, freelance energy consultant, Wien

11.00–11.20 Discussion


11.20–11.30 Break


Section I. Nuclear power and climate change

11.30–12.00 Critically examining the carbon, cost, and safety potentials of nuclear powerBenjamin K. Sovacool, Sussex University

12.00–12.30 Can we ignore risks of nuclear power under the threat of climate crisis? –  David Reinberger, Vienna Ombuds-Office for Environmental Protection - City of Vienna

12.30–12.50 Climate change effects and their impact on operation and safety of nuclear power plantsOda Becker, nuclear safety expert

12.50–13.15 Discussion with spakers


13.15–14.00 Lunch break


Section II. Can energy supply work without both coal and nuclear power?

14.00–14.30 Is it economically meaningful to limit emissions by investing in nuclear power?Ben Wealer, TU Berlin & DIW – German Institute for Economic Research

14.30–14.50 Perspective of renewable supply in Czech RepublicMartin Sedlák, program director of Modern Energy Union

14.50–15.20 100% Renewable Electricity as official Government Target in Austria for 2030 – Pathways and PossibilitiesReinhard Uhrig, Head of Campaigns of Global 2000

15.20–16.00 Discussion with speakers


16.00 End


The conference will be hosted by Dan Moravec.

Invitation for download (pdf).