Moving on from coal – what does the future of Africa’s energy mix look like?
Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8.30am – 11.00am
Following last year’s successful roundtable event, New Nuclear Watch Europe (NNWE) is pleased to be hosting another roundtable discussion entitled “Moving on from coal – what does the future of Africa’s energy mix look like?” on the eve of Nuclear Africa 2017. We envisage that, as like last year, the roundtable will be attended by a small group of senior decision makers from government, business, academia and NGOs and we would be delighted if you would join us.
As you may remember, NNWE, of which I am Chairman, was established in 2014 to promote nuclear power as an essential component of the energy mix in providing affordable, secure and low carbon electricity. At last year’s roundtable, we had a very good discussion about the prospects for new nuclear in South Africa which I found particularly illuminating from a European perspective. As South Africa and its neighbours continues to search for alternatives to coal, we thought that even though our roundtable will likely have a nuclear bias, it would be good to open up the debate about the future energy mix in Africa and where nuclear may fit in.
I hope that I will be able to share my views from the European angle particularly as a former Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee in the UK Parliament I have a wide experience of all energy sectors. We have had a lot of political change in the UK in the last year and from an energy point of view there are some things we have got right and others we haven’t as we seek to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. I will outline my thoughts at the roundtable and hope that we can learn from each other as to the best way forward.
We do hope that you are able to attend and look forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience. If you would like more information about this event, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org.