Podcast: What nuclear industry says is needed to meet surging energy demand

01 October 2022

Harmonisation of regulation, new financing options and proper pricing for nuclear energy were among the priorities raised at World Nuclear Symposium by senior industry figures as they considered the challenge of meeting the surging demand for new nuclear energy, and especially small modular reactors.


The annual gathering of the global nuclear industry took place in London in September, the first time in three years that the event has been able to be held in person. Over the course of two full conference days delegates heard about the current positive prospects for nuclear energy in the future, being driven by a combination of new technological developments as well as climate change and energy security concerns.


Our reports on the Symposium sessions feature, in order of appearance:

  • Sama Bilbao y León, director general of World Nuclear Association 

  • Vakisasai Ramany, senior vice president development, EDF

  • Nawal Prinja, technology dirctor, Jacobs Engineering Group

  • Ana Gomez Cobo, safety assessment section head, IAEA

  • Marilyn Kray, vice president nuclear development, Constellation

  • Tom Samson, chief executive officer, Rolls-Royce SMR

  • Simon Irish, chief executive, Terrestrial Energy

  • Alexander Superfin, nuclear power president, Worley

  • Isidro Baschar, director, Nucleoelectrica Argentina

  • George Borovas, partner and head of nuclear, Hunton Andrews Kurth

  • Mark Muldowney, managing director energy resource and infrastructure, BNP Paribas

  • Darryl Murphy, managing director, Aviva Investors

  • Daniel Dean, implementation organisation strategic advisory group chair, International Bank for Nuclear Infrastructure

  • Jon Ball, executive vice president market development, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

  • Rick Springman, senior vice president international projects, Holtec International

The WNN news round-up for September


Claire Maden and Warwick Pipe join host Alex Hunt to report on the positive news from Barakah 3 and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe report which says that carbon neutrality is still achievable despite the energy crisis if all low carbon options, including nuclear, are deployed. There is also an update of the IAEA efforts to establish a safety zone at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

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