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Focus_Nuclear Energy_Ljubljana09

  1. 1. focus association for sustainable development Nuclear Power in Slovenia For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  2. 2. focus association for sustainable development Presentation overview ► About Focus ► Brief overview of current situation ► Contradictions/conflicts ► Open questions For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  3. 3. focus association for sustainable development About Focus ► voluntary, independent, non-governmental and non-profit association of individuals ► mission is to stimulate solutions for environmentally and socially responsible life through - education, - awareness raising and -co-shaping policies ► programs: climate, energy, mobility, development ► CAN, T&E, Agree.net, FoE, Greenpeace... For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  4. 4. focus association for sustainable development Current situation ► nuclear power represents 20% of Slovenia’s TPES and about 40 % in electricity production ► on global level: 7% TPES and 16 % electricity ► nuclear power plant in Krško (NPP Krško) - 700 MW electrical and 2000 MW thermal power - Westinghouse Pressurized Light Water Reactor - jointly owned by Slovenia and Croatia - planned to be in operation until 2023 For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  5. 5. focus association for sustainable development Slovenia‘s plans for building a new NPP ► Resolution on National Development Projects 2007-2023 (ReNRP) adopted in 2006 ► alternative projects - construction of second reactor in Krško - sustainable energy and hydrogen economy ► ensure a safe and high-quality supply of electricity ► capacity of 1000 MW or 1600 MW, technology PWR ► begin construction in 2013, operation in 2017 ► price tag: 35 – 40 EUR / MWh For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  6. 6. focus association for sustainable development Contradictions/conflicts ► construction period ► price tag ► waste treatment ► consideration of energy efficiency measures ► environmental impact calculations focus mainly on carbon emissions For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  7. 7. focus association for sustainable development Construction period ► estimated construction period 2013–2016, start of operation 2017 ► Finnish case: delays that could extend to three years, already 4 years in construction (planned to be finished this year, in 2009) For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  8. 8. focus association for sustainable development Price tag ► initial estimated costs: 1.2 billion € ► current estimated costs: 2 billion € ► readjusted figure: 3.2 - 5 billion € ► Finnish case: a budget overrun of 1.5 billion euros – reactor’s 3 billion EUR price tag, has climbed at least 50% For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  9. 9. focus association for sustainable development Construction cost decisive, but least predictable: outlook 1000-2000 USD/kW For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  10. 10. focus association for sustainable development Lifetime levelized nuclear costs (EUR/MWh) For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  11. 11. focus association for sustainable development Lifetime levelized nuclear costs (EUR/MWh) Wind ~60-70 For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  12. 12. focus association for sustainable development Waste treatment ► possibilityfor storage facilities for medium radioactive waste close to NPP ► opposition from the local population ► misleading opinion polls ► storage of high radioactive waste still unsolved For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  13. 13. focus association for sustainable development Nukes vs efficiency vs coal vs renewables ► in Finland investments in RES were phased out in favour of nuclear ► competition between nuclear and efficiency or nuclear and coal, but not with renewables ► energy scenarios do not even propose alternatives with energy efficiency, only growth in consumption For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  14. 14. focus association for sustainable development Environmental impact focused on carbon emissions ► nuclear power is not carbon free source of energy, nor sustainable energy source ► nuclear has other environmental impacts than carbon emissions, but those are not seriously included in the studies For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  15. 15. focus association for sustainable development Where is Focus heading in its work? ► Having anti-nukes campaign in order to raise awareness and inform public about real costs and risks of nuclear energy ► If nuclear power is to achieve its full potential the public must be convinced about safety, waste disposal, non-proliferation and costs ► Having a comprehensive feasibility study that include RES and energy efficiency measures – today’s decision on how we will spend money will shape future energy picture For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  16. 16. focus association for sustainable development Open questions: ► In which research field can ecological economists support our work against nuclear power? ► Where do you identify weaknesses and strengths in ecological economics in this kind of research? ► How would you approach research of unknown costs (highly radioactive waste disposal, accidents...)? ► What are possibilities of life cycle assessments? ► How can ecological economists provide useful input for Environmental Impact Assessments on nuclear power plants? For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009
  17. 17. focus association for sustainable development Thank you! Christian Brandt Focus Association for Sustainable Development headquarters: Maurerjeva 7, 1000 Ljubljana office: Trubarjeva 50, 1000 Ljubljana tel: + 386 1 515 40 80 christian@focus.si For environmentally and socially responsible life. www.focus.si ESEE2009, Ljubljana, 30 June 2009

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