Economics of Energy / The German Reaction to Fukushima

8 March 2016, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Speaker: PD Dr Christian Growitsch, University of Hamburg 
Respondent: Mr Jiro Kida, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Director of the Japan External Trade Organization in London (JETRO)

The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe raised concerns globally over the future of nuclear energy. However, in the immediate aftermath, Germany was the only country in Europe that committed to phasing out nuclear power even at a time when the UK and Finland sought to build new nuclear plants. This seminar will explore why the German reaction to Fukushima was so unique in Europe. 

Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group Seminar Series

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