Topic: Cost, Political and Radiation Risks, New Technologies, Germany, Waste Disposal
Malcolm Keay, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, speaks about the risks and advantages of nuclear power. Starting from an analysis of the Fukushima accident, Mr. Keay discusses the costs and political risks of nuclear energy production. He focuses on electricity policy of various European countries taking into consideration both the need to reduce CO₂ emissions and new technologies related to nuclear power.
Due to his past experiences and his position at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Mr. Keay is an expert in the field of energy policy. The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies specializes in advanced research into the social science aspects of energy issues, including the economics and politics of international energy. Mr. Keay's research examines the electricity industry and its relations to carbon emissions reduction. Prior to this, Mr. Keay was the Director of Energy Policy and Analysis in the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry, Head of the Energy Diversification Division at the International Energy Agency in Paris, and Chief Executive of the World Coal Institute. From 2006 to 2007, he was also the Director of the global study on Energy and Climate Change for World Energy Council. Mr. Keay has also held many private consultancy positions in the energy sector, and he has also acted as Special Advisor to a House of Lords Committee Inquiry into Energy Security in Europe.