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Inescapable Obligations: Guest Lecture with Professor Tim Stone CBE
May 17, 2022 -5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In a very much dynamic political environment with a strong drive to net-zero emissions, the nuclear sector has eventually made its way in the UK to survive. Nuclear Fission Power is expected to grow with the advent of at least 2 EPRs, Rolls Royce SMRs and High Temperature Gas Reactors. If the government is to achieve even a fraction of the ambition of the Prime Minister there will need to be more. But, what has changed? What happened in the last 6 months that change the pathway from a withered to a flourishing industry, and more importantly is it going to help us achieve net-zero?
Visiting Prof Tim Stone CBE will be speaking about the recent changes in political and financing environment and what were the key aspects of the UK nuclear industry that makes it a robust and reliable sector to support net-zero ambitions. He’ll start out with a wider picture look at the ultimate roles which the State cannot, ever, escape and why - and use that as the context for his lecture. He might even bring in references to the Bank of England and financial regulation to illustrate the wider point. What is clear, is that government have inescapable obligations which even they don’t realise until a relevant crisis hits.
Speaker: Professor Tim Stone CBE
Tim Stone is Chair of the Nuclear Industry Association and also Nuclear Risk Insurers, which insures over 320 licenced sites globally. He has a wealth of experience in infrastructure, nuclear power and finance, with several years’ experience working closely with government and industry in a variety of roles.
Tim was a member of the board of Horizon Nuclear Power from 2014-2021 and of the Board of the European Investment Bank from 2003-2018. Until 2013, Tim was the Expert Chair of the Office for Nuclear Development in DECC and the Senior Advisor to five successive Secretaries of State responsible for energy. In 2021 Tim was made a Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol.
This lecture will take place on Tuesday 17th May 22 at 6:00 pm in Room 1.40 Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building at the University of Bristol. Sandwiches and drinks will be available from 5.30pm.
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