Association Webinars: Nuclear for electricity generation? French and German energy policy choices



With the Paris agreement, many countries have made pledges for a transition towards a carbon dioxide emission free energy future. Among these countries are France and Germany. In this context, nuclear energy is often debated as an option to reach the ambitious goals of the Paris agreement. France and Germany have taken very different political stances on the role of nuclear energy in the future energy system. In this webinar, jointly organized by the French (FAEE) and German (GEE) Association for Energy Economics, we will learn and discuss the topic of nuclear energy from both perspectives.


Prof. Yannick Perez is Full Professor of Economics in CentraleSupélec in France. He holds a master's degree and PhD in economics at University La Sorbonne. He became Assistant Professor at University de Cergy (2000-2003) and he was tenured associate professor of Economics at University Paris-Sud (2003-2019). Since October 2008, he is chief economic advisor of the Loyola de Palacio Chair on European Energy Policy at the European University Institute.

Prof. Aaron Praktiknjo is Full Professor for Energy Systems Economics at RWTH Aachen University. He is President of the German Association for Energy Economics (GEE) and Vice President for Conferences of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Together with Prof. Peter Zweifel and Prof. Georg Erdmann, he is co-author of the textbook "Energy Economics - Theory and Application".


Arthur Lynch was born in 1996 and took his Master’s degree at Paris-Saclay University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Laboratoire de Génie Industriel – CentraleSupélec, Paris-Saclay University, and the Institute for Techno-Economics of Energy Systems (ITESE) – French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

His work focuses on the interactions between nuclear flexibility and Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) in decarbonized electric systems, nuclear flexibility modeling, as well as power systems simulation and optimization. He has participated in several conferences and seminars – IAEE 2021, YEEES Seminar, IAEA Workshop, and LGI seminars…

Dr. Vincent Rious is head of economic studies, a team of more than 15 economists, in the power system economics department at RTE, the French TSO. Holding a MSc in electrical engineering and a PhD in economics, Vincent is specialised in the field of economics of power and energy systems (prospective analysis, market and regulatory design) where he has more than 15 years of experience. With previous experiences as consultant and associate professor at CentraleSupelec, a French Grande Ecole, he realised and participated to numerous expert reports in these fields for RTE but also, for other TSOs, utilities and regulators and published more than 10 papers in peer-review journals and collective books. Since 2008, he is also teaching economics in the energy sector in various institutions (CentraleSupelec, Mines-Paristech, University Paris-Sud 11, Paris-Dauphine).

Dr. Munib Amin is Deputy Head of Research & Technology department at E.ON SE. Munib’s key areas include the analysis of the long-term development of the energy system, the analysis and assessment of energy technologies, and the coordination of R&D activities with external partners (e.g. RWTH Aachen University, ETH Zurich). Prior to his current function, Munib held various positions at RWE and innogy, most recently as head of innogy's central market analysis team. He achieved his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Düsseldorf in 2009.

Janek Steitz joined Agora Energiewende as project manager focusing on key issues of national and European policy. Before that, Janek spent more than two years with Active Philanthropy, a non-profit consultancy supporting private and institutional philanthropists design and execute climate change mitigation strategies. He started his professional career as consultant in the Valuation, Modeling & Economics division at Ernst & Young. Janek studied Economics in Münster and Lisbon, and Management in Leipzig and Taipei.


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