What role for tomorrow's nuclear power in a decarbonized energy mix?


How can we achieve carbon neutrality in 2050? The debate is often polarized between the defenders of nuclear power and those of renewable energy. But isn’t the real answer to reconcile the two? How can nuclear power help to control costs and meet the climate challenge? What scenarios for the production mix for 2050? What new innovations in nuclear power, EPR and SMR and how can they be complementary? How can it become more flexible? For all these assessments, it is important to take into account the entire power system and to take the debate out of the equation. Challenges, innovations and projections.


  • Valérie Vandenberghe: International Affairs & Communication Assistant for the Energy Division – CEA
  • Jean-Michel Ruggieri: Head of SMR Program, Energy Programs Division – CEA