Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Event  

Energy Studies Programme

School of International Studies, JNU

Invites you to

 National Seminar on

“Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia”

Venue: Kunzru Seminar Hall

2nd Floor, School of International Studies I , JNU

Date: 19th April 2016

Time: 09:30- 18:00

As energy related emissions play a key role in the increase of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, critical measures are being adopted by countries to limit the usage of carbon intensive fossil fuel sources. Consequently, demand for non-conventional fuels is increasing and energy sources such as nuclear and renewable are gaining greater importance in the energy mix. However nuclear energy sector faces multitude of challenges across the world and specifically in Asia. Despite being a mature technology and in use for over fifty years its vulnerability to accidents arising out of human error as well as other security threats continued to escalate apprehensions about safety and reliability of nuclear power.

The debate on the pros and cons of nuclear energy has been ongoing. In this backdrop, the seminar organised by the Energy Studies Program of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, is aimed at discussing various views on the relevance of nuclear power and its feasibility as a long-term energy alternative in developing Asia and especially in India.

Programme

Registration 09-30 onward

Session I     : Opening Session

Keynote Address : Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia

Session II : Changing Dynamics of Global Nuclear Energy Sector

Session III : Nuclear Energy in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges

Session IV : Nuclear New Build in India: Public Sentiments, Regulatory issues, Liability, and Environmental Concerns

Session V  : Key Academic and Policy Takeaway

Contact:

Dr. Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Energy Studies Programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Ph: +91-98689 22296, Email: nandakumar@mail.jnu.ac.in

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