Date and venue 26 September 2011, Charles University - Carolinum

The aim of the discussion seminar is a discussion among academia a stakeholders about the perspectives of energetic sector in the Central Europe in the first half of the 21st century. Indeed, an exit from nuclear energy in some European states after the last nuclear catastrophe and the rising production of electricity from renewable resources in the last few years will be taken into account. Nuclear power plants produce about 28 % of electric power in Europe. However, after the Fukushima disaster, the nuclear power phase-out became a common opinion within European public. As a consequence, Germany has decided to fully abandon the nuclear energy sector in 2022. Some of the main questions for the discussion are: How will these measures influence energetic situation in Central Europe? Is the nuclear share replaceable by renewable resources, coal or other sources? What benefits and costs would a full nuclear energy phase-out imply for Central Europe?

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and introduction
Prof. Ivan Wilhelm, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Head of Czech section of Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group, Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
Prof. Jiřina Jílková, University in Ustí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Vice-rector for research
14:15 – 15:15 Global population dynamics studies (download)
Prof. Sergey P. Kapitza, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
President of Eurasian Physical Society and vice-president of Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Scanning the future of the European energy system (download)
Prof. Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz, Austria
Head of the Austrian section of the Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group, Professor of Economics at the Wegener Center on Climate and Global Change and at the Economics Department at the University of Graz
16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 18:15 Energy future of the Czech Republic
Dr. Dana Drábová, State Office for Nuclear Safety, Prague, Czech Republic
Chair of the State Office for Nuclear Safety (download)

Prof. František Janouch, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Nuclear physicist, publicist, founder of the Charter 77 foundation (download)
18:15 – 18:45 Final discussion and end of the discussion seminar

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