How a Nuclear Renaissance Can Save Europe

Published on
August 30th, 2022
Duration
56 minutes


How a Nuclear Renaissance Can Save Europe

The Essential Conversation ·
Featuring Mark Nelson and Andreas Steno Larsen

Published on: August 30th, 2022 • Duration: 56 minutes

It’s no secret Europe’s energy emergency is as dire as ever with fall and winter approaching. Already facing potentially years of supply rationing, European Union authorities are floating proposals to separate electricity prices from natural gas prices. It’s enough to force countries like Germany to reconsider decisions to mothball nuclear power plants and to keep them operating beyond 2022. Are we on the verge of nuclear renaissance that will free Europe from Russian natural gas and other external suppliers? Mark Nelson, the managing director of the Radiant Energy Group, joins Real Vision’s Andreas Steno Larsen for an in-depth conversation about the energy crisis and the factors contributing to Europe’s predicament. Mark addresses lingering fears and questions about nuclear power production and makes the case for the immediate revival of existing capacity and commencement of new projects as well. Recorded on August 22, 2022.