In this episode, we discuss...

  • Yves' start as a nuclear engineer at the Power Utility of France (EDF) 

  • How the perception of nuclear energy in France has changed over time

  • USEPR and developing the US version of a European pressurized reactor

  • How to make nuclear investment profitable in spite of low competition prices

  • The background behind and challenges of Hinkley Point C

  • The impact of the electricity market's volatility 

  • Why Contract for Difference and economic modeling can help attract investors to the industry 

  • The similarities and differences of the anti-nuclear movements in the US and Europe

  • FORATOM and its mission

  • Decision-making processes within the European Union and consequences of the Euratom Treaty

  • The impact of Germany phasing out their nuclear power 

  • What must be done to change the perception of the nuclear industry 

  • What next generation technology looks like and what the future holds for the nuclear industry 

Yves Desbazeille

Director General, Foratom

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