June 2016 Update

NECG - Caron Pricing Not Enough to Help Nuclear Power (cover)

In the first half of 2016, NECG was involved in the CINTAC Nuclear Financing Workshop, the JAIF Annual Conference, and the IFNEC Nuclear Finance Conference.

CINTAC – Global Nuclear Energy Financing Workshop, 11 March 2016, Washington DC

Edward Kee was a panelist at the CINTAC Global Nuclear Energy Financing Workshop on “Views from the Financial Community.” Mr. Kee noted the need for government involvement in nuclear power projects to provide long-term financial feasibility. This feasibility may be difficult for private nuclear power projects in electricity markets.

JAIF – 49th Annual Conference, 12-13 April 2016, Tokyo International Forum

Edward Kee made a presentation, World experience with nuclear power and electricity reform (PDF), at the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) Annual Conference in Tokyo.

IFNEC – May 9-12, OECD Conference Center, Paris

The IFNEC Nuclear Financing Conference was held on the 11th and 12th of May. During this event, Edward Kee took the role of an advisor to the Energy Minister in two case study exercises, one for a country building its first nuclear power plant and one for a country trying to keep and grow a nuclear power fleet in a restructured electricity industry and electricity market.

Mr. Kee also made a presentation on The Impact of Carbon Pricing (PDF) that assessed what carbon pricing will, and will not, do to help existing and new nuclear power plants. A World Nuclear News Viewpoint article, Carbon pricing not enough to help nuclear power, based on this presentation was published on 8 June 2016. [1]

[1]               Thanks to Claire Louise Isted at WNA for suggesting this and helping get it done.

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